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Take It To The Streets: Changing The Rules So That Everyone Has Room To Move
Calling all professional planners, professional engineers, planning advisory committee members, elected officials, students, academics and everyone in Atlantic Canada interested in building better communities. The Nova Scotia Planning Directors Association (NSPDA) and Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia (LPPANS) are working together to host the 2017 Nova Scotia Planning Conference to explore the Taking It To The Streets: Changing the rules so that everyone has room to move.
Streets and roads are one of the basic building blocks of our villages, towns, cities and rural areas. They let people and goods flow from place to place. They take up a huge amount of space. They are expensive to build and maintain. They can be a political hot potato. They can also be incredible public spaces that invite activity, engage communities and create a sense of place.
We rarely ask big, tough questions about our streets. Who are streets for? What purpose do streets serve, beyond movement? Who should pay to maintain and build our streets and roads? How do streets affect people’s health and safety? How do streets affect our environment? Why do we build and design streets the way we do? Do streets have different roles to play in urban vs. rural areas? Should they?