London Urban Design AwardMonteith Brown Planning Consultants is pleased to be the recipient, together with Millennium Construction & Design Inc. and Parterre Landscape Design, of a 2013 Urban Design Award in the Small Scale Residential Buildings Category for Excellence in Urban Design from the City of London. This award recognizes our contribution to the City's urban fabric in connection with the Ridout Village project located at 352 Ridout Street South, London, Ontario. Ridout Village is an eight-unit residential infill and intensification development that re-purposes a vacant "grey-field" site in the historic Old South neighbourhood, and provides a unique housing opportunity for seniors looking to "age in place." The urban design program for this pocket neighbourhood seeks to promote an internal sense of community and social interaction, while also seamlessly integrating with the style and character of the surrounding urban environment.
Canadian Institute of Planners Award
In 2009, our Older Adult Plan for the City of Mississauga was awarded the Planning Excellence Award in Social Planning by the Canadian Institute of Planners. The CIP jury commented, "There was a significant public participation program that was integral to this project. This helped generate a level of comprehensiveness in gathering the required information to define the problems, opportunities, and ways of implementing as well as fostered sense of anticipation of future action on the part of older populace. It will set a standard for future reference as to how communities can plan for the needs of an aging population in a way that contributed to a sustainable quality of life."
Ontario Professional Planners Institute AwardOur 1999 Future Directions Plan (Strategic Parks and Recreation Master Plan) for the City of Mississauga was recognized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute as a Provincial Award Winner for Professional Merit and Excellence in Planning. "The awards committee found the ideas well-presented and understandable and felt that the approach was so flexible and workable that it could be adapted by other municipalities, even in their growth stage". The provincial jury further noted that "the report endeavours to address both monetary constraints and residents' expectations and goals."
American Planning Association AwardOur Parks and Recreation Master Plan for the Town of Amherst, New York was recognized as the Outstanding Planning Project of the Year by the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association. This study contained an effective strategy for addressing the true needs of the community and led to the development of the Town's signature recreation facility - a four-pad arena.
Our Staff at MBPC are proud to be members of the following associations:
Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)