Donovan Active Neighbourhood Vision
This project was part of a series of participatory urban design pilots funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and managed by Car Martin & Mikey Bennington at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation. Together with TCAT, the City of Greater Sudbury, and a series of local residents & organizational representatives developed a collective neighbourhood vision to improve the public realm for pedestrians and cyclists. The scope of the project involved community engaged research, the production of a neighbourhood portrait and a vision that includes a series of recommendations.
The Donovan is a neighbourhood to the northeast of the downtown core in the City of Greater Sudbury. There is a general consensus that the Kathleen Street commercial area constitutes the ‘heart’ of the community, as it is home to popular commercial destinations as well as a series of town halls for various groups that have settled in the Donovan over the years. The small lots and narrow lanes in the Donovan give the neighbourhood an intimate, village-like feeling, while also providing the foundation for an extremely walkable neighbourhood. The Donovan Active Neighbourhood Vision lays out a series of recommendations along four themes: community engagement and events; enhanced public space; improved safety & getting around. The report contains a map of proposed interventions as well as ideas for implementation and potential local partnerships. See full report here