Thursday, May 14, 2009

Urban Design, Context, Online Tools - My upcoming presentation

I am happy to announce that on May 20th I will be giving a presentation here in Collingwood titled "An Exploration of Context".

This presentation is sponsored by the Town of Collingwood Heritage Advisory Committee and Architectural Conservancy of Ontario - Collingwood. I will be talking about the importance of contextual understanding as it relates to the Urban Design Standards Project I am managing for the Town of Collingwood.

Not only will I be exploring our local sense of place and the physical environment, but the inherent tools we all have to develop a better appreciation of urban design in our daily lives. I will also be discussing the various analysis methods I am using for the Urban Design Standards Project, including online tools (see the project blog site at - another of the project specific municipal blogs I have developed).

My discussion will begin at 7:00 pm in Town Council chambers, Town Hall and admission is free. I look forward to people coming out and getting engaged in the discussion and hopefully deciding to participate in the project to develop Collingwood's Urban Design Standards.

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