In June 1996 a bomb exploded in Manchester, devastating the heart of the city and destroying more than 1.5 million square feet of prime retail and office space. Responding to the crisis and recognizing an opportunity, government, business and community leaders came together determined to remake the environment and image of their City Centre. The Manchester Millennium Task Force was created and Urban Strategies was appointed Master Planning Advisor. Our initial responsibility was to manage an international design competition for the reconstruction plan. Our ongoing role included assisting the Task Force in presentations to senior political figures for funding requests, managing and chairing the design juries evaluating each of the individual redevelopment projects and reviewing the on-going public realm projects. The rebuilding of a comprehensively improved City Centre is now substantially complete to universal acclaim. Urban Strategies also assisted the city in re-discovering its lost riverfront and regenerating the edge of centre districts.
Surrey Centre Block Master Plan2018 - 2019
Region of Durham Social Housing2020 - present
Eglinton East Planning Study – Phase 12018 - present
East Warren/Cadieux Neighborhood Plan
Jericho/ʔəy̓alməxw/Iy̓álmexw Lands Comprehensive Development Concept Plan2020 – Ongoing
CMHC National Housing Strategy2019-2020
3411 and 3429 Bloor Street West2016 - Present
Master planning a 500-acre former airfield area into a new vibrant, resilient and green neighbourhood in Toronto.