Community Planning

Community Planning

In 2010, the City of Grande Prairie contracted with Robyn Newton Research & Consulting to create an Affordable Housing Master Plan to provide guidance for the City on how to preserve and enhance the affordability of housing in the City of Grande Prairie. The consultants conducted a needs assessment to explore the current housing situation in the...
Since Hurricane Katrina, the homeless population in New Orleans has increased rapidly. On any given night, approximately 6,500 individuals in New Orleans are without a home, making the city’s rate of homelessness one of the highest in the nation. This is unacceptable. Following the roadmap set out by the national best practice plan Opening Doors , this plan...
Despite the dedicated efforts of many, Calgary is in the midst of a homelessness crisis that is growing both in numbers and severity. If we do not act now to address this serious social and economic issue, by the end of the next decade our city could have as many as 15,000 people homeless on our streets on any given day. This would be a moral and social...