"In our city, we are moving from an engagement culture of present and defend to one of involve and integrate." Andy Fillmore, Waterfront Development Vice President, Planning and Development
Tim lead a team to facilitate the public engagement around the public space for a new development going on the waterfront in Halifax.
The Cunard site – currently a parking lot at the south end of Lower Water St. on the Halifax waterfront – is ready to be developed into a mixed-use architecture and public space design. The future use of the public open space has been determined by public input.
On October 19, the Cunard lot was transformed into an illuminated installation for Nocturne: Art at Night. Visitors to the site were invited to leave their ideas and wishes for the new public space, as seen in the video.
A public engagement session was held on October 23, where these ideas and others were generated through small group discussions. The collected remarks went to the contracted landscape architects, IBI Group of Toronto, for consideration and preliminary design concepts.