Active neighbourhoods are designed collectively. They aim to create quality urban life, and in doing so foster community linkages, encourage a connection with natural systems and allow citizens to develop a sense of belonging to their living environment.
The project partners are working with 12 communities (organizations and other groups) that were selected according to certain criteria. These communities, located in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, will act as levers to ensure that examples of participatory planning best practices and pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly developments continue to increase across Canada.
- Promote best practices of participatory planning
- Identify and promote neighbourhood developments that favour walking and cycling
- Influence professional practices and standards related to urban planning and development
- Develop expertise in urban planning and development with a Canada-wide community of practice
More neighbourhoods that celebrate the active use of shared public space — roads and parks — by all users (and active citizenship?).