Planning with a winter lens: Adapting winter city strategies from large urban centres for mid-sized communities
Winter Cities are cities which are located in northern or cold climates and where local leaders have made a commitment to addressing the seasonal aspects of their climate in a comprehensive manner. The purpose of this study was to determine if Winter City Planning strategies being implemented in large urban centres in Canada could be adapted by mid-sized communities in the Thompson-Okanagan region of BC to improve the quality of life for their residents year-round. Using document analysis and interviews with planning practitioners from six cities in Canada, the results from this research can be used by midsized communities to begin addressing winter conditions in their planning policies and practices in order to improve livability. The findings from this research suggest that midsized cities can easily adapt Winter City Planning strategies from large urban centres through focusing on winter policy, winter promotion and winter-friendly public spaces.
Identifier (Other)DOI: 10.25316/IR-5221
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