Planning

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Planning requires vision. Imagine trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle without the picture on the box! Our seasoned professionals guide and facilitate during the planning process. We help clients understand how communities and landscapes work so they can figure out how many pieces the puzzle has and what the picture on the jigsaw puzzle might look like. We especially like helping people discover how to manage and influence change in a positive way.

We have the technical expertise necessary to complete the assignment efficiently and effectively drawing on the multi-disciplined skills of our staff and consulting associates. We are creative and entrepreneurial, practical and solution oriented. Our working philosophy is based on stewardship and citizenship helping people understand the consequences associated with the choices we all make and our responsibility to future generations.

We start from the moral imperative that none of us has the right to mortgage our children's future. Rather we have a stewardship responsibility and ecological ethic that underpins the way we work. We look at resolving today's problems in the context of preserving opportunities for future choices. Whether we are designing subdivisions, writing policies or crafting regulations our objective is to add value. Our goal is to help others reach for the stars and achieve their dreams. We are also strategic thinkers, pragmatists who look for simple, creative solutions and measurable results.

View some of our previous work below:

Planning

Dawson Dome Subdivision Options

Dawson Dome Subdivision Options

Project Description

 Inukshuk examined options for infill residential development including redevelopment of a 14 ha gravel quarry and former gold mine for residential purposes. Issues included the need for road realignment, slopes, active quartz and placer mining claims, site services and competing land uses.

Client:

 Government of Yukon

Parkview Area Structure Plan

Parkview Area Structure Plan

Project Description

The first passive solar subdivision proposed in Alberta, the 48.6 ha plan included stormwater management features to collect and direct run-off for use on an adjacent golf course. The design also accommodated two pipelines, potential extraction of natural gas and an access route to a major regional park.

Client:

 City of Medicine Hat

Stevens Quarry Development Plan

Stevens Quarry

Project Description

The Stevens Quarry Development Plan covers a 119.5 ha site situated between the Alaska Highway and the Takhini River in Whitehorse. The plan was prepared to provide a viable aggregate source for private industry, the City of Whitehorse, Yukon Government and Kwanlin Dün First Nation. The plan details how extraction should proceed in order to minimize impacts on adjacent land uses and includes pit operation and reclamation guidelines.

Client:

 City of Whitehorse/Government of Yukon

Dena Cho Trail Interpretive & Preliminary Marketing Plan

Dena Cho Trail marketing

Project Description

An interpretation plan was developed for the communities of Ross River and Faro to help guide decision-making regarding the development of Dena Cho Trail interpretive material and media, interpretive site locations and potential thematic opportunities. The marketing plan component provides recommendations on product development strategies, marketing tactics and brand identity.

Client:

 Town of Faro