News:
Listen: van Nostrand on Mid-Canada Corridor

“Today, as part of our ongoing project By Design about design and the impact it has in our lives, we’re taking a look at the possibility of design on a national scale. Most of us Canadians live within a couple hours’ drive of the U.S. border. Vast stretches of Canada – full of resources – remain scarcely populated. John van Nostrand thinks that should change.” (CBC website)

After the publication of his article “If We Build It, They Will Stay” in the Walrus, SvN Principal John van Nostrand was invited by CBC Radio’s “The Current” to come in and speak with host Anna Maria Tremonti about the development of the mid-Canada corridor.

Listen to the interviewCanada By Design: A plan to develop the ‘Mid-Canada Corridor’

Read the article“If We Build It, They Will Stay”

Share this:

Expertise

Our team conducts research and creates strategy for government and non-government clients on a wide range of economic development issues. This includes strengthening, broadening and diversifying the economic base of regions, cities and towns and accelerating development through improvements to land use, urban design, planning policy and governance.
We apply our thorough understanding of the provincial and municipal regulatory context to develop studies and public policy instruments for local, provincial and federal governments and First Nations. These include: zoning by-laws, official plans, municipal development plans, local official plans, secondary plans, neighbourhood plans, and urban design guidelines.
Regions experiencing rapid change have opportunities to foster emerging economies, through the careful management of land, infrastructure, buildings and the natural environment. We help communities and government bodies plan for the future in ways that are both visionary and pragmatic.