A Kid’s Guide to Building Great Communities: A Manual for Planners and Educators EcoPlan researched, supported and provided graphic design services during the development of an activity guide and manual to assist with teaching about urban planning and community development. Aimed at planning professionals and educators, the manual is designed to provide ideas, exercises and […]
Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek Comprehensive Community Plan EcoPlan worked with Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (AZA) on a comprehensive community plan for a new reserve, received by the formerly landless First Nation in 2008. Located three hours north of Thunder Bay, Ontario, the Partridge Lake community will ultimately be home to administrative offices, community facilities, housing and new businesses. […]
AZA Capital Plan Date: 2015-16 . .
BC Hydro – Haida Renewable Energy Project Date: 2008 EcoPlan supported a structured decision process to develop RFP for multi-million dollar approach to renewable energy on Haida Gwaii.
Block F- University Endowment Lands Rezoning Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked as part of a larger team to assist Musqueam Indian Band in rezoning a parcel of land known as ‘Block F’ located in the University Endowment Lands near UBC. This land, part of Musqueam’s unceded traditional territory, was returned to Musqueam Indian Band as part […]
Britannia Renewal Engagement Date: 2016+ EcoPlan is working with a larger project team led by Urban Arts Architecture to develop a Master Plan for Britannia Community Services Centre and the large 18-acre site in East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood. EcoPlan is leading public engagement for the community-guided project, which will result in a plan for […]
Campbell River Downtown Revitalization Date: 2013 EcoPlan conducted a strategic review with Council to develop a clear path for downtown revitalization.
Central Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Preliminary Consultation Process Date: 2010-2011 EPI was engaged by the Regional District of Central Okanagan to support the preliminary consultation process for its Regional Growth Strategy review process. This work included the development and implementation of an education and awareness campaign around the Regional Growth Strategy project and the broader […]
City of Powell River Official Community Plan Update Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with a planning team led by the Arlington Group on updating the City of Powell River’s 2005 Official Community Plan. EcoPlan co-managed the community engagement component and coordinating planning collaboration with Tla’amin Nation, BC’s latest Treaty First Nation. EcoPlan was also responsible for […]
Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy Phase 2 and 3 Date: 2017+ EcoPlan and NHC are working with Surrey to help prepare the city for a changing climate and help our coastal communities become more resilient, with focus on Surrey’s coastal floodplain area.
Coldwater Indian Band Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan Date: 2012-2013 EcoPlan worked with Coldwater First Nation on a Comprehensive Community Plan and Land Use Plan to guide decision-making and lands management in the community’s future development. While completed in little over six months (comparable projects typically lasting 12 to 18 months), the project […]
Colwood and Langford Official Community Plan Update Date: 2007-2008 EcoPlan worked with a larger consultant team led by HB Lanarc (now Golder) to review and update the Official Community Plans (OCP) of Colwood and Langford, two of B.C.’s fastest growing communities. EcoPlan was responsible for the OCP’s economic development chapter and worked closely with the […]
Comox Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Date: 2011-2013 Working with a larger consultant team, EcoPlan helped lead the development of a Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) for the Comox Valley Regional District. The RGS is unique in its use of clear, objective-based measures for its policy sections. These indicators are clearly linked to and coordinated […]
Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit and Training Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan developed a Comprehensive Community Planning Toolkit and training program for NADF and its 89 First Nation communities. The toolkit is designed as a step-by-step resource for First Nations staff and leadership who are involved in resourcing and delivering a CCP project. This includes guides and tools […]
Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation Plan and Mobility Plan Date: 2014-2016 Winner of a Canadian Institute of Planners Award of Planning Excellence, the Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation and Mobility planning process began in 2015, and despite major administrative, jurisdictional and capacity hurdles, resulted in a doable plan that has improved the community and the lives of […]
Coquitlam River Flood Management Process Date: 2012-2013 Cowichan Tribes, the largest First Nation in BC, worked with EcoPlan to create a pair of guiding planning documents for the community – a Comprehensive Community Plan (CCP) and Land Use Framework. Initial meetings identified that Cowichan Tribes lacked a trained and experienced community planner. Throughout the project […]
Cowichan Valley Regional District Official Community Plan Date: 2007-2009 Working with a larger consultant team led by SmartGrowth BC, EcoPlan helped coordinate the first phase of a multi-phase process to prepare a new, integrated Official Community Plan for Electoral Areas B (Shawnigan Lake) and C (Cobble Hill) in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. EcoPlan managed […]
District Strategic Development Planning (Palestine) Date: 2007 EcoPlan created a participatory planning manual and facilitator’s guide that served as the first comprehensive roadmap for regional planning in occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). Its process and tools are utilized in establishing District Strategic Development Plans, the guiding strategies for regional land use planning and development in the […]
Client: Doig River First Nation Date: 2012 Comprehensive Community Planning – when done well – can be a major “game-changer” for First Nations communities. This has been recognized by Doig River First Nation. To this end, the Doig River organized a one-day workshop with Community Trust members, staff and Chief and Council. The workshop was […]
Downtown Oliver Action Plan Date: 2017 The Downtown Action Plan outlines a range of strategic actions the Town of Oliver and partners could pursue to retain and grow existing businesses, attract new investment, and enhance the public realm in support of the ongoing effort to revitalize Downtown Oliver. The Action Plan is made up of […]
Dzawada’enuxw Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2008-2010 The Dzawada’enuxw CCP was developed in phases over three years, exploring the traditional governance, social practices, and community issues and their historical roots. The plan describes a vision for future generations incorporating traditional laws, values and practices. Innovations include a uniquely Dzawada’enuxw approach to community development based on the […]
Client: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Date: 2014-2016 EcoPlan led a larger project team that includes the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “D-1” in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS). With a small and highly dispersed rural population, the project employed a range of engagement techniques to ensure the […]
Electoral Area “F” OCP Update Date: 2017+ EcoPlan is working with a larger project team that includes the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “F” in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS). The project will include a technical review of hazard conditions in the West Bench area adjacent […]
Electoral Area “D-1” OCP Update Client: Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Date: 2014-2016 EcoPlan led a larger project team that included the Arlington Group on an update of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area “D-1” in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS). With a small and dispersed rural population, the project has employed a […]
Fernie Official Community Plan Update Date: 2012-2014 Having recently completed its first Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP), the City of Fernie need to update its ten-year-old Official Community Plan (OCP) to align with the ICSP and to better incorporate emerging sustainability issues and strategies. EcoPlan worked in partnership with the Whistler Centre for Sustainability on […]
Four Host First Nations Olympic Pavilion Relocation Proposal Date: 2010 EcoPlan assisted Musqueam in writing a proposal for the Host First Nations Pavilion from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The proposal included production of video and graphic support material. Musqueam’s bid was successful and the pavilion has since been rebuilt as Musqueam’s Cultural Learning Centre.
Greater Vancouver Livable Centres Program Date: 2003 EcoPlan staff worked with the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s (now Metro Vancouver) Livable Region Strategic Plan, a program that encouraged the development of a compact, livable metropolitan region, with a core and eight regional town centres. In 2003, the GVRD partnered with the provincial Ministry of Community Services […]
Greater Vancouver Regional District Sustainable Region Initiative Case Studies Date: 2002-2003 EcoPlan staff researched and developed over 30 case studies of projects in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (now Metro Vancouver) that are helping to advance sustainability in the region. Case studies included green energy, housing, park planning, transportation, eco-industrial networking, waste reduction and greenhouse […]
Hartley Bay Signage Date: 2016 The Hartley Bay signage project created a series of interpretive signs for the Hartley Bay Salmon Hatchery and surrounding walking trails. EcoPlan worked closely with the project team at Gitga’at to produce graphically rich and engaging signs, as well as create and source the additional photographs, illustrations, and maps required […]
Health Impact Assessment Guidebook and Toolkit Client: Metro Vancouver, PlanH Date: 2014-2015 EcoPlan worked with Metro Vancouver, PlanH, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and several other partners to develop a guidebook and corresponding toolkit for Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities. The guidebook provides an introduction to HIA and outlines a five-step process […]
Heart & Soul Handbook Date: 2013-2014 EcoPlan was contracted by the Orton Family Foundation, a foundation that works to build vibrant and enduring communities, to complete the Heart and Soul Handbook.
Hesquiaht Coast Trail Feasibility Study Date: 2006 EcoPlan developed a multi-phase trail concept for the Hesquiaht First Nation on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Project work included a market and development feasibility plan, preliminary routing, design guidelines and costing. When completed, the 88-kilometre trail will travel through and over some of BC’s most spectacular and diverse […]
Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis Comprehensive Community Plan Update Date: 2016-2017 EcoPlan supported the update of KHFN’s award- winning CCP, Hith Alis Lax Gwa-yas-dums: Moving from Crisis to Hope. The CCP acted as a guide for many projects in KHFN, and the update sought to keep the CCP relevant and keep the community moving forward by revisiting the […]
Lac La Hache Official Community Plan Review and Update Date: 2015-? EcoPlan was retained to support the Arlington Group in an update of the Lac La Hache Area Official Community Plan. Being a small rural community with an influx of seasonal residents, effective public consultation has a high priority in this process – including well-timed […]
Laconia Heart & Soul, Heart & Soul General Support Date: 2014 EcoPlan provided on-call technical planning support for Laconia as they implemented their planning process.
LED Egypt – Training and Strategi Planning Date: 2007 EcoPlan developed a local economic development (LED) training series in partnership with UN-HABITAT, through a process of research, peer review and field‐testing.
Lower Nicola Indian Band Comprehensive Community Plan Date: 2008-2009 EcoPlan completed the first phase of a three-phase project to develop a Comprehensive Community Plan for the Lower Nicola Indian Band, which is located just outside of Merritt, BC. The first phase of work included the development of a detailed Community Profile, a community survey and […]
Lower Similkameen Economic Development Strategy Date: 2011-2012 EcoPlan worked with Beringia Planning to support the development of a community economic development strategy for the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. This strategy provided vital information that continues to guide decision making and action at a time when the Nation continues to transition towards greater accountability and transparency […]
Metro Inflow Infiltration Date: 2017
Metro NLWWTP Community Research Date: 2016 EcoPlan was contracted by Metro Vancouver to compile an overview of stakeholder and partner groups who would be affected by an expansion and further development of the Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant (NLWWTP).
Metro SNWST Stakeholder List Date: 2016 EcoPlan was contracted by Metro Vancouver to develop a list of stakeholders who would potentially be impacted during the construction of the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel (SNWST) by the District of North Vancouver.
Metro Vancouver Green Infrastructure Network Resources Guide Date: 2013 EcoPlan supported project lead Diamond Head Consulting in the development of Connecting the Dots: A Regional Green Infrastructure Network for Metro Vancouver. This guide is intended to help Metro Vancouver planners, leaders, and community members to understand the principles, technologies and applications of green infrastructure projects, such as permeable […]
Metro Vancouver RGS Indicator Review Date: 2015 EcoPlan International was contracted to work with Metro Vancouver to conduct a formal review of the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) Monitoring Framework in order to identify and fill gaps in the existing set of Metro 2040 performance measures and data sources, and improve the Progress toward Shaping our […]
Metro Wastewater Education Brief Date: 2016 EcoPlan was contracted by the Liquid Waste Department of Metro Vancouver to compile a research brief regarding educational elements in municipal wastewater infrastructure.
Monitoring and Evaluation for Regional Growth Strategy Implementation Date: 2012 Working with the Regional District of North Okanagan on their M&E Strategy, EcoPlan created a best practice example for all Regional Districts of a successful RGS-specific M&E program – one that is participatory, has learning as a core objective, and that actively engages community members […]
Musqueam Legacy Funding Decision Analysis Date: 2010 EcoPlan conducted a rigorous analytical and community engagement process to determine how to utilize $17 million in 2010 Legacy Dollars. This project involved custom decision analysis and community involvement tools (including personal interview surveys, web-based surveys, focus groups and workshops) to align policy with community needs and values. […]
North Okanagan Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Monitoring and Evaluation Date: 2012 EcoPlan helped the North Okanagan Regional District to evaluate objectives, policies and trade‐offs for the development of a Regional Growth Strategy for the area. Rigorous and transparent and participatory structured decision‐making tools were used to help elected officials, staff, and the broader community […]
Okanagan Valley Interegional Monitoring and Evaluation Framework Date: 2015-2017 The State of the Basin Report is the product of an interregional initiative to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework intended to track progress on matters which are important to the Okanagan Valley as a whole. EcoPlan International (EPI) was contracted to support and work with staff from the Regional […]
PHSA Workshop Date: 2008 EcoPlan supported the community design and approach to property in the Downtown Eastside.
Planning for Healthy Communities and Economies Workshop Date: 2009-2010 EcoPlan designed and facilitated a workshop that pulled together health practitioners and economic development stakeholders to identify the links between a healthy built environment and local economic development. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss how communities could facilitate economic development and diversification opportunities by […]