PDC in the News!

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Tags: News

The Planning & Design Centre held its AGM this past week on June 23rd. We took this time to reflect on all of the wonderful work we have been able to take part in and where the PDC is headed in the future. We thought it might be nice for you to reflect with us, so check out these five recent articles highlighting the great work of the PDC!

1. Councillor Waye Mason envisions pedestrian friendly Argyle Street
If you attended our AGM on June 23rd you will have heard Councillor Waye Mason and Downtown Halifax Business Commission’s Executive Director, Paul MacKinnon, discuss the significance of Argyle St. as the heart of Halifax’s entertainment district and the desire to pedestrianize the area. Check out the Argyle Streetscape Plan, which was completed in 2012 and learn more in this great Chronicle Herald article:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1212114-coun-waye-mason-envisions-pedestrian-friendly-argyle-street

2. Latest Switch: Open Streets event shows “rising of Dartmouth”
Did you join us on June 15th for the second year of Switch Dartmouth? If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry; there will be another Switch Dartmouth happening August 24th. The Planning & Design Centre hopes that this event helps feel pride for your city. Find out more here:
http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/1064472/latest-switch-open-streets-event-shows-rising-of-dartmouth/

 3. New site offers one-stop shop for the latest development details in Halifax
Want to keep more up-to-date on development in the Halifax Peninsula? Bookmark the PDC Constructions Site for the latest scoop. Information about development projects can often be scattered between different Municipal websites and individual developers, and isn’t always easy to find. Metro News tells you more here:
http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/591070/you-can-now-point-and-click-for-the-latest-development-details-in-halifax/

 4. See Another Side of Dartmouth
Did you get to see our Director of Operations, Ross Soward, promoting 2013’s inaugural Switch Dartmouth on Global News? The link below provides a little flashback! How about Downtown Dartmouth’s Tim Rissesco speaking about this years? Watch it at the following link:
http://globalnews.ca/video/1384685/see-another-side-of-dartmouth/
imagehttp://globalnews.ca/video/797428/switch-dartmouth/

5. Design Podcast Launches in Halifax
In 2013, the first Cities Alive podcasts was launched. With over 1,500 listeners from across the globe since then, July will see the launch of the most recent addition to the podcast series. Check out this great article the Chronicle Herald did with Cities Alive hosts Danielle Davies and Ross Soward:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/community/halifax/1163472-design-podcast-launches-in-halifax