The Spaces, Places and Possibilities project

The project explored the use of integrated models and visualizations for capturing and conveying potential outcomes of different community development approaches to local government and stakeholders.

The Spaces, Places and Possibilities project explores ways of developing and using integrated models and realistic visualizations to effectively capture and convey potential outcomes of different development strategies and infrastructure decisions to local government and stakeholders. The project employed a community-based participatory approach in Squamish (BC, Canada), and it consisted of three phases: (1) model and scenario development, (2) scenario modelling, and (3) creating tools for communicating model outcomes, namely a “model explorer” and visualizations. Although the project was conducted in Squamish, its participatory approach for developing community planning and engagement tools can be adapted to communities across the world.

Project facts

Canada

Squamish (British Columbia)

2018

Submitted by:

Robert Newell

Project leader

17 mars 2021 04:30:00

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The Spaces, Places and Possibilities project

Resources

Newell, R., Picketts, I.M., & Dale, A. (2020) Community systems models and development scenarios for integrated planning: Lessons learned from a participatory approach. Community Development 51(3)

Newell, R., & Picketts, I.M. (2020) Spaces, places and possibilities: A participatory approach for developing and using integrated models for community planning. City and Environment Interactions 6

Newell, R., McCarthy, N., Picketts, I., Davis, F., Hovem, G. & Navarrete, S. (2021) Communicating complexity: interactive model explorers and immersive visualizations as tools for local planning and community engagement. FACETS 6 (1)

Project images

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Robert Newell

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Robert Newell

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Robert Newell

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Featured

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Main ecosystems 
Scale
Urban areas
Suburban landscape
Forests
Water bodies (lakes
rivers
wetlands)
Mountains
A small landscape or city scape (e.g. city center <10 km on edge)