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Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century
The Place Charter is a working document inspired by a set of regional conversations on place convened across Canada starting in 2015 and provides a set of foundational principles to establish place as a baseline category of analysis for development and planning approaches. Place offers important insights for the planning profession, particularly to help foster a more nuanced understanding of what makes certain places significant to their communities. A place-based approach promotes development that synergizes with an area’s existing resources and values, strengthening existing communities and their identities in the process. In this way, place has the potential to become a new benchmark for cultural sustainability for the planning and development fields. In this session, learn about the key tenets of the Place Charter, and participate in a conversation about the challenges, opportunities and potential for engaging with place in a professional planning discourse.