LMST: What Might Have Happened vs. What Actually Happened

LMST: What Might Have Happened vs. What Actually Happened

How do Haligonians want their provincial government to approach the task of building a new school in their community?  Should the community be consulted or should they accept whatever template-derived school the province and its contractors decide to build? What does the precedent set with Le Marchant-St. Thomas mean for other communities in Halifax with respect to public consultation and design? Does it matter?   

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Explore Issues Relating to Muncipal Services

Explore Issues Relating to Muncipal Services

 

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.  

Though articles filed under Municipal Services, you’ll learn of a range of activities that municipal government engages in (outside of planning) which have an impact – for better or worse – on resident’s quality of life.  The aim here is to shed light on how things work for residents, and – where appropriate – suggest improved approaches to delivering services.

What’s your experience here been?  Do you have an idea for a by-law or amendment? The Civility Project wants to hear your story.

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Explore Issues with Landlords

Explore Issues with Landlords

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.  

Though articles filed under Landlords, you’ll find information relating to the people who own the buildings that others live in.  Some of these landlords are fabulous.  Others are not.  

Neighourhoods around the universities have problems with landlords that are somewhat unique.  Some absentee landlords purchase family homes, fill every room with students, fail to maintain the exterior of the building and charge steep prices for the privilege of occupying a room.

Historically, there has been little accountability for these kind of ventures, and the Civility Project hopes to contribute to new approaches to dealing with unfortunate or outright abusive situations.  In the “Be Inspired” section of the site, the Civility Project will tell the story of responsible, profitable landlords who serve the community by providing affordable, quality, rental opportunities.

Have you had direct experience with a landlord that should be made available to others? If so, the Civility Project wants to hear from you.

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Explore Proposed Development

Explore Proposed Development

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.

Through articles filed under Proposed Development, you’ll learn about development proposals in and around the city.

If you’re familiar with specific development proposals, the Civility Project very much wants to hear from you. A key benefit the Civility Project hopes to provide is to give the public a comprehensive, current record of how what’s being proposed and allow them to consider each proposal from the perspective of creating a high-quality, human-scaled, pedestrian oriented environment in which to live. 

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Explore Existing Development

Explore Existing Development

The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.  

Through articles filed under Exiting Development, you’ll learn about existing development in and around the city.  How and when did the buildings come to be?  Who was involved?  Was there a meaningful public process or was it coopted in some manner?  Did the project make the environment more or less livable?  Does the building meet the definition of good urbanism?   

If you’re familiar with what’s gone on in the past, the Civility Project needs to hear from you. A key benefit the Civility Project hopes to provide is to establish a record of the past as expressed by the people who walk past these buildings ever day.

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Explore Planning

Explore Planning

 The Civility Project is a community initiative that will be gathering steam in Spring 2017.  

Through articles filed under Planning, we’ll look at the state of urban planning in the city and its suburban environs beyond. How have planners and politicians operated in the past?  What are the results?  Where are thing at today and what is the prognosis for the future?

If you have worked as a planner or have valuable insights on the municipal/provincial planning process, the Civility Project looks forward to hearing from you.  There’s much to discuss.

We’ll also look at long term plans for the universities and consider implications for the surrounding community.

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