|The Arena and Entertainment District |
(AED) in Edmonton
The same sort of big-picture view went into a recent look into the feasibility of a community-based transit system in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia. The results of our studies of various alternatives for routes, rates, vehicles, and funding indicated that the community needed a small-scale transit system with regular and consistent service to adjacent communities and key services. The community hopes to launch a pilot program based on this assessment.
Today’s observance of World Town Planning Day has given me the impetus to think about projects like these and remind myself why I love my job. To learn more about what planners do, both in the US and Canada, visit the Canadian Institute of Planners (http://www.cip.ca/), American Planning Association (http://www.planning.org/), or American Institute of Certified Planners (http://www.planning.org/aicp/)