Resources to Help Understand the Relationship Between Parking and Walkable Communities

Resources to Help Understand the Relationship Between Parking and Walkable Communities

Many resources are available to help us understand the impact that parking has on walkable communities.  This article provides resources to help you understand what makes a community walkable as well as what many organizations have said regarding the relationship between parking and walkability.   Here you'll find information provided by the City of London (UK), the Urban Land Institute and others regarding why parking needs to de-emphasized in pedestrian-oriented environments. 

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Discover the Waterfront

Discover the Waterfront

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

Though articles filed under Waterfront, you will discover how others in the community enjoy this special resource.  Is it a destination in the summer for drinks? Is it a place where you paddle around in a kayak?  Camping on McNabs Island? Getting eggs at the market? Or simply taking a walk?  What are your stories? 

The Civility Project looks forward to hearing from you!

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Discover the Downtown

Discover the Downtown

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

Through articles filed under Downtown, you will discover those things worth taking in during the course of a year.  Does the downtown provide you with a job that you walk to?  Do you frequent a particular restaurant, theater, clothing store, music venue, or pub?  What does it mean to you to have a downtown you can walk to in 5, 10, or 15 minutes? 
 
The Civility Project looks forward to hearing from you!

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Discover the Upside of Living Near Universities

Discover the Upside of Living Near Universities

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

Through articles filed under Universities, you’ll discover the upside of living near the universities in your community.  What do you take advantage of in terms of what the universities have to offer?  What does the presence of these institutions mean to you from the perspective of the arts, educational opportunities, athletics, or simply general well-being?

The Civility Project looks forward to hearing your own stories!

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Discover Your Parks

Discover Your Parks

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

Though articles filed under Parks, you will find descriptions of and stories about the parks people in your community frequent.  Where are they?  What are their special features?  Are there specific times of the year they most enjoy the visit?   Did you know we have a wilderness area right here in HRM?  More on that to come.

Please do reach out to the Civility Project with your own stories!

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Discover Your Schools

Discover Your Schools

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

Through articles filed under Schools, you’ll learn specific things about the these key community assets that you may not have known before.  Information you find here is on the on the positive side of the line.  What are some of the positive things you’re seeing in the school which you’d like to share? 

There’s another section of the site called Education, where you can find or submit articles that are constructively analytical in nature. As you might imagine, the Civility Project is not the place to call out specific educators. 

Please do reach out to the Civility Project with your own stories!

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Discover Your Walkable Neighbourhood Through the Eyes of Others

Discover Your Walkable Neighbourhood Through the Eyes of Others

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

Through articles filed under Walkable Neighourhoods, you’ll discover why others live in the neighbourhood.  What brought them here?   Where did they live before?  How did life change if they previously lived in the suburbs? If they’ve been in the neighourhood for a long time, how has it changed? What kind of life do they lead?  What’s it like for their children to be able to walk to school and elsewhere?  

We’d like the “they” to be “you”, so please reach out to the Civility Project with your own stories!

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