The team at UrbanSolutions recognizes the importance of continuous professional learning. It serves an important tool to ensure our team of planners and technicians are current with emerging trends and policies.  Recently, staff at UrbanSolutions attended an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Reform breakfast seminar hosted by the Ontario Professional Planners (OPPI) Institute Western Lake Ontario [...]

By | 2017-06-15T18:03:00+00:00 June 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Forward Thinking – What to Expect from Planning in 2017

Forward Thinking – What to Expect from Planning in 2017 As the first month of the year comes to a close, it is an opportune time to look forward to 5 planning topics UrbanSolutions will be monitoring in 2017.   Inclusionary Zoning Inclusionary Zoning, sometimes referred as Inclusionary Housing is a practice used by municipalities [...]

By | 2017-02-02T14:36:24+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Interning at UrbanSolutions

DRT, ESA, PJR, SPA, TIS, FSR, and EIS… some acronyms you don’t learn in school. For the last four months, I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside the expert Planners and Planning Technicians at UrbanSolutions, where these short forms are part of the daily vocabulary. As a recent graduate of Queen’s University and a current [...]

By | 2016-12-23T18:08:28+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

OPPI Symposium 2016

On October 5 and 6 the 2016 Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) Symposium, focused on Healthy Community and Planning for the Public Realm, took place in Hamilton. UrbanSolutions was a proud Gold Sponsor and attendee of the Symposium. Hundreds of professional planners and students from across the province flocked to Hamilton for this exciting two [...]

By | 2017-01-03T19:14:18+00:00 October 17th, 2016|News|Comments Off on OPPI Symposium 2016

UrbanSolutions becomes a member of HBSA

UrbanSolutions has become an affiliate member of the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects (HBSA). The HBSA represents the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) locally here in Hamilton as well as Burlington. The OAA is a self-regulating organization governed by the Architects Act, which is a statute of the Government of Ontario.

By | 2016-10-31T13:55:44+00:00 July 12th, 2016|News|Comments Off on UrbanSolutions becomes a member of HBSA

Revitalizing Our Parks & Green Spaces

The Burlington Sustainable Development Committee’s (BSDC) mandate is to provide advice to Council and raise community awareness and understanding of sustainable development issues as they relate to the City of Burlington. The BSDC was out in full force on April 23, 2016...

By | 2017-01-03T19:12:26+00:00 May 11th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Revitalizing Our Parks & Green Spaces

Active Transportation & TDM in Hamilton

Active Transportation has had a major effect in the development of downtown Hamilton and across the City as a whole. With new guidelines in place for Transportation Demand Management (TDM), the City of Hamilton is seeing a growth in the number of active commuters. TDM manages the demands of transportation infrastructure through the use of policies, programs, infrastructure improvements, and services to influence sustainable travel choices...

By | 2017-01-03T19:11:59+00:00 February 26th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Active Transportation & TDM in Hamilton

‘Investing 101’ with HHHBA U40 Professionals

The Under 40 Young Professionals branch of the Hamilton-Halton Home Builder’s Association (HHHBA) hosted an ‘Investing 101’ professional development seminar on January 14th. Victoria Coates and Natalie Castelli of UrbanSolutions attended...

By | 2016-10-31T13:58:31+00:00 January 18th, 2016|News|Comments Off on ‘Investing 101’ with HHHBA U40 Professionals