Traditional planning tools consisting of two-dimensional paper maps, statistics and reports have not always provided efficient and effective tools to stimulate effective public participation in a planning process.
Furthermore, the research determines that mandatory design regulations in the absence of a larger urban design strategy cannot address the underlying contextual matters that define the inherent identity of places.
Towards Smart Growth: Examining the Implications of Redeveloping Urban Brownfield Sites Over the past few decades, the quality and vitality of urban core areas in North America have been deteriorating.
The practical application of design standards were examined by looking at established mechanisms used to incorporate design into the planning and development process.
Examples of design regulation in Nova Scotia have been introduced to support the implementation of design standards through land-use planning.