Urban infrastructure renewal in the era of social acceptability

by H+K Canada

January 27, 2017

Urban infrastructure renewal in the era of social acceptability

Virtually non-existent until just a few years ago, the concept of “social acceptability” is well on its way to becoming a key condition of implementing any new project in a region. Many people no longer see managers and decision-makers as the only arbiters of public policy. Citizens and special interest groups believe that their consent … Read more

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With infrastructure a top priority on the government’s agenda – supported by billions of dollars in private and public investments – Canada is currently experiencing a flux of development projects. Although this is promising for the Canadian economy, the infrastructure landscape is as complex as ever due to the multitude of stakeholders. As a result, … Read more

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After decades of accumulated shortfall in public infrastructure investment, governments are initiating numerous projects to respond to pressing needs in today’s cities and communities. This is good news for Canadians, for the country’s economy and for future generations. But this promising new era for the Canadian infrastructure sector is unlikely to resemble the previous “Golden … Read more