Designing Complete Communities for a Future Burlington

By Pepper Parr

March 27th, 2023



City Council will meet in a Workshop setting on Thursday the 30th  to begin its work on the next version of its multi-year workplan Vision to Focus (V2F).

The agenda for the meeting makes the point that as the City continues to grow, a strategic response to emerging economic and demographic changes is needed.. The strategic approaches provide guidance and priorities for the decisions made that impact the future of the city.

The picture was taken before the Pier was completed and before the Bridgewater development was started.

In the last year, municipalities have experienced some of the most significant changes to planning processes ever seen.

Some of the legislative changes and decisions have immediate and time sensitive impacts to our work and outcomes for Burlington.

The V2F (Vision to Focus)and Strategic Plan work creates opportunities to explore and consider new organizational focus areas and strategic directions to support a comprehensive approach to designing complete communities for the future.

The goal of the Workshop is to explore opportunities for

Shaping the organization’s strategic directions and focus

Bringing awareness to transforming related decision-making processes within the organization to achieve the provincial housing pledge and accommodate the anticipated population growth in Burlington; 29,000 new homes by 2031.

Designing Complete Communities for the Future of Burlington becoming a comprehensive and holistic approach for the City

Inspiring the community, Council, and staff about the future of Burlington

Michael Moffatt, Senior Director of Policy and Innovation will speak about Setting the Context for Designing Complete Communities.  He will be followed by Scott Pickles, Principal & Senior Vice President, Canada Consulting Leader at Avison Young Global who will speak on Placemaking Today and Strategies for Designing Complete Communities










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