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Collingwood By Design

Posted by Sherry Rioux on February 24, 2011

Communities should not happen by accident although they often seem to. The environment that we live in, our built environment of roads and buildings and houses and poles all impact the natural environment around us.

A couple of years ago, Collingwood embarked on a special project to develop urban design standards. The idea is that we need to take responsibility for how we develop our community if it is to be liveable and sustainable.

The Town was very fortunate to have been able to hire urban planner, Robert Voight who completed his project last year at which time the council adopted the new standards into policy. Robert has helped us to see our built environment in entirely new ways and I know that after hearing one of his presentations, you will never see things the same way again either.

In the fourth presentation of the local, “No Place Like Home” Speaker Series,  Robert gives a fascinating look inside Collingwood and how we need to plan our community.

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