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virtual conference
Sep 23, Sep 30, Oct 7 & Oct 14

Finding a Place
in Evolving Communities

Register Now

#OPPI2020

310C - Geary Works - Planning for a Rapidly Changing Neighbourhood

October 07, 2020

3:40PM - 3:55PM

Our presentation is based on a five-part report, prepared by the students of Dr. Luisa Sotomayor’s Perspectives in Planning course, which examined the challenges posed by evolving uses and gentrification along Geary Avenue, an employment neighbourhood in Ward 9 – Davenport. We intend to present our findings and recommendations on two parts of the report: 
 
Part 1: Housing Development and Built Form identifies the need to preserve affordability and diversity of types and tenure of housing against zoning strategies and built form considerations for future commercial growth and development and residential intensification along Geary Ave. and within the surrounding neighbourhoods. 
 
Part 2: Streets and Public Realm identifies opportunities to improve street life and accessibility with a focus on traffic calming, parking, and accommodating multi-modal transportation infrastructure.
 
By the end of this session participants will have learned:

  1. What planning can do to prevent displacement, protect
  2. Geary Avenue’s affordability and maintain the unique features of the street despite commercial development.
  3. How to adapt the existing vehicular, pedestrian, and
  4. cycling infrastructure toward a ‘Complete Street’ as Geary continues to become a destination rather than a thoroughfare.

Theme: housing

Speakers