It’s important for people to understand what’s happening in the spaces where they live and work, particularly when change is on the horizon. For many, the planning process can be confusing.
That’s where we come in.
- Tailored Strategies
Community engagement helps to create a strong foundation for any planning project, with strategies that are tailored to the needs of the client and the community.
- Translating Complexity, Building Access
In many ways, we are translators who provide access for communities to understand the process and its inner workings.
- Opening Channels for Community Voices
We find ways to create a fair and transparent platform where people can engage and share their thoughts, and provide a direct channel for communities to interact with the people who are proposing change.
- Tools of Engagement
Stakeholder and public engagement sessions, workshops, open houses, urban design charrettes, visioning sessions and surveys are just a few of the tools we use.
- Project Websites
We create dedicated project websites that feature highlights, FAQs and application materials that provide clarity and a view to the big picture.
“We aim to be the go-to firm for communications and messaging when it comes to the planning process. Toronto and other municipalities have a lot of challenges around that. We really try to simplify the process for people.”– Community Engagement Specialist
Our community engagement specialists operate in a team learning environment.
We share resources and experience, working creatively with architects, designers and planners to develop strategies and materials that bring projects to life.
Our collaborative approach also includes internal capacity building, helping our planners with in-person presentations with community members.
Most of our community engagement specialists have a background in planning with a real understanding of the planning process and how those areas of expertise work together.
Learn more about Bousfields planning services
Planning for growth. Building on history.
Creating connections for an emerging community.
Reimagining the public realm.
A collaborative Master planning process for a vibrant waterfront community.
An iconic landmark designed to change a city.
A waterfront community that reaches new heights.
An artful approach to a vibrant new neighbourhood.
Honouring the past to meet the needs of a modern community.
Designed to sustain an engaged community for decades to come.