Community Planning

We approach planning as a collaborative, systematic decision-making process that focuses on issues that are important to people, and how to resolve them.

To prepare for the future, the values and needs of people and communities must be central in its creation. This is what planning is about – and it’s not always easy. Planning for change requires an inclusive, thoughtful and structured approach that can separate facts from values, accommodate multiple interests, and consider the risk and uncertainty that is part of any forward-looking project. Good planning also avoids creating “laundry lists” of unprioritized and un-resourced actions that can often end up un-implemented, sitting on a shelf and gathering dust.
From neighbourhood plans to town plans, and from climate adaptation strategies to local economic development strategies, EcoPlan is committed to working with clients to develop the kind of plans that work for them and their communities. Our structured, participatory approach uses proven methods and incorporates leading-edge tools to achieve effective results.