Urban Design

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Albert College
Belleville, Ontario
Sir James Whitney School
Belleville, Ontario
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Settlers Ridge Subdivision
Belleville, Ontario
Peak Retirement Residence
Belleville, Ontario
The Art of Making Places

Urban design is the process of shaping the physical setting for life in cities, towns and villages. It is the art of making places. It involves the design of buildings, groups of buildings, spaces and landscapes, and establishing the processes that make successful development possible. Good urban design is a key to making places that are successful both socially and economically, good to live in, and attractive to visit. Urban design is essential in creating community identity. It is effective planning in the widest sense, and it can help to deliver better public services. It also helps to achieve value for money in new developments, and makes good use of scarce resources. Careful urban design may also contribute to a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Commercial & Institutional Projects, Downtown Revitalization

Heartland has been involved in many successful urban design projects in eastern Ontario over the past 30 years. While working as a consultant for a Landscape Architectural Design firm in Toronto, Kevin was instrumental in the design of the Bank of Montreal Plaza, and other large urban landscape installations. Some recent examples include work for the Belleville BIA downtown revitalization projects, and Arnprior Downtown Revitalization Strategy; a courtyard design for Loyalist College, and the redevelopment of the Teacher Education building courtyard at Sir James Whitney School in Belleville.