The history of Needham Hill goes back to the settlement of Halifax in 1749 with an 80 acre land grant for the Governors North Farm. Like Citadel Hill, around which the City of Halifax was planned, Needham Hill offered a strategic defensive command of the Halifax Harbour Narrows at the gateway to one of the finest ice-free harbours in North America. On December 6th, 1917, the Halifax Explosion at the foot of Needham Hill changed the face of Halifax forever, killing almost 2000 and injuring over 9000 people.
Ottawa - May 28, 2015- The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) honours 12 projects in the 2015 edition for its Awards for Planning Excellence. Among the winners were an interactive classroom module on community planning (The Parklandia Project – Parkland County, AB), an urban renewal project that is truly transforming downtown Halifax (Cogswell Transformed: A Plan for the Redevelopment of the Cogswell Interchange – Halifax, NS), as well as a plan to transform a major federal government employment centre into a vibrant community hub (Tunney's Pasture Master Plan – Ottawa, ON).
The new 18-hole championship golf community near Hubbards started construction in the spring of 2014. The first 9-holes of this unique golf community will be completed by the end of 2014, with the remaining "back-9" holes constructed by the summer of 2015. The anticipated course opening is the fall of 2015.
The initiative, spearheaded by the Summerside Port Corporation, was designed to come up with a concept plan of what Summerside could look like in 25 to 35 years. It’s a process that has been in the works for nearly a year.
In January, Ekistics presented the Sydney Waterfront Plan to the steering committee prior to a public showing of the plan to the community and council.
One of the challenges (turned opportunity) of being located on the east coast of Canada is that there is a lack of design schools for some of the design services that we offer. Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Environmental Design and Interpretive Planning are just a few of the programs not offered at Atlantic Canadian Universities. For over 18 years we have overcome that challenge by incorporating a healthy blend of local designers and high quality design immigrants from other countries or other parts of western Canada.