Community & Regional Planning

EcoPlan offers a wide range of community planning expertise and experience. We have used our community-based, participatory, strategic planning approach with municipalities, regional districts, and First Nations governments on a wide range of planning initiatives, including:

• Regional Growth Strategies
• Official Community Plans
• Neighbourhood Plans
• Design Guidelines and Site Plans
• Inter-regional Monitoring and Evaluation Programs
• Service Delivery Reviews

With in-house GIS, urban design, policy development and community engagement capacity, EcoPlan has the capacity to develop actionable plans and strategies that meet the needs and objectives of all project stakeholders and partners.

Photograph by Kellan Higgins

Guidebooks, Toolkits and Publications

Strategic Planning Toolkit for Local Economic Development
BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

Planning for Climate Change: A Strategic, Values Based Approach For Urban Planners|

Built Environment and Active Transportation: Neighbourhood Assessment
BC Recreation and Parks Association.


Cowichan Tribes Community Transportation Plan and Mobility Plan
2016 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Community Planning and Development

Regional District of North Okanagan Monitoring and Evaluation Program
2014 Planning Institute of B.C. Gold Award for Excellence in Planning Practice in Small Town and Rural Planning

Giiwedaa – Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishnaabek (AZA) Comprehensive Community Plan
2013 Canadian Institute of Planners Excellence Award in Aboriginal Community Planning and Development

Comox Valley RGS

Tla’amin Land Use Plan