Urban Planning

Urban Planning

BC2’s urban planning experts offer expert, responsible, bold, and human-scale urban regulation services. We deliver innovative, complex, and challenging projects in two areas of expertise:

Support

With its in-depth knowledge of the environment and the various stakeholders, BC2 assists private sector clients in making informed decisions from the earliest stages of a project until its completion.

Planning

Through its keen understanding of land use issues and its expertise in strategic planning, BC2 sets a clear and structured vision for the projects mainly for the public sector.

Services provided

  • Due diligence
  • Regulatory oversight
  • Approval strategy
  • Compliance analysis
  • Real estate project support
  • Request for a preliminary opinion
  • Framework for regulatory change
  • Coordination of authorizations (permits, etc.)
  • Town planning
  • Detailed planning
  • Town planning by-laws
  • Regional planning
  • Urban and heritage analysis
  • Urban planning expertise in the context of litigation
  • Professional advice and technical support to municipalities
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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Creative and forward-thinking, BC2’s landscape architecture experts know how to build living environments that meet a host of settings and needs. By examining the environment and analyzing its characteristics, they create natural areas where everyone can live, work, move, and thrive in a sustainable and attractive environment.

Services provided

  • Square, park, and public space development
  • Master plan for parks and green spaces
  • Urban planning and landscape integration
  • Preservation and enhancement of the natural environment
  • Motorway space development
  • Visual impact assessment
  • Sports facility development
  • Residential, commercial, and institutional project development
  • Enhancement of a heritage site
  • Plan and specification production
  • Technical and qualitative compliance study
  • Site supervision
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Urban Design

Urban Design

Knowing that the success of a space is defined by its users, BC2’s specialists design living environments at the heart of the urban environment in line with the communities that use them. Places where architecture, culture, nature, and urban life meet innovation, creativity, and aesthetics. Sustainable environments conducive to interfacing that enhance the unique character of their human and natural ecosystem.

Services provided

  • Planning and development master plan
  • Planning, development, and design guide
  • Spatial organization programming and scenario
  • Design concept
  • Site development and enhancement plan
  • Urban revitalization concept
  • Street planning and design
  • Overall and project subdivision plan
  • Volumetric and sunlight study
  • Visual simulation and 3D modelling
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Strategies

Strategies

By developing ambitious, rigorous, and realistic strategies, BC2 makes it possible to carry out projects in the complex and changing world of local and regional development. From economic impacts to public consultation to needs analysis, BC2 offers strategic support focused of the planning issues, challenges, and realities of each location.

Services provided

  • Strategic planning
  • Feasibility study
  • Economic impact assessment
  • Positioning study
  • Major urban project impact assessment
  • Market research and financial analysis
  • Growth strategy and territorial foresight
  • Project tax impact assessment
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Public Participation

Public Participation

By knowing and understanding the community’s opinion, the public participation team creates high-quality projects with grand legitimacy. Using a flexible, adaptive approach, it stimulates and promotes input from all stakeholders to develop planning tools that reflect the needs of all.

Services provided

  • Thematic focus group workshop
  • Ideation or programming workshop
  • Directed interviews with key players
  • Exploratory walkabout or guided tour
  • Open house evening
  • Online survey
  • Citizens’ forum
  • Website presenting the project and its different stages of progress
  • Design panel
  • Design competition
Project examples

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Sports, Leisure and Recreational Tourism

Sports, Leisure and Recreational Tourism

BC2’s recreation and tourism, sports and leisure team has unique expertise that includes strategy and land use planning and is based on a comprehensive vision of the various issues of a project. Drawing on the firm’s multidisciplinary expertise, the team helps develop engaging spaces in the recreation and tourism field to create unique experiences for current and future users.

Services provided

  • Master plan and business plan
  • Planning and development plan
  • Feasibility study and needs analysis
  • Planning and strategic guidance
  • Impact assessment
  • Infrastructure concept and design
  • Product and destination development
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Inter-Nation Collaboration

Inter-Nation Collaboration

BC2 is building trust-based relationships with diverse northern, indigenous, and southern communities. Through close collaboration with these communities, BC2’s Inter-Nation Collaboration team develops contextualized land-use solutions that promote inclusion and resilience and contribute to the development and well-being of the stakeholders.

The areas of intervention of Inter-Nation Collaboration are complementary and include the general services of the BC2.

The Inter-Nation Collaboration team recognizes that BC2’s headquarters are located on unceded Indigenous territory. The Kanienʼkehá꞉ka (Mohawk) Nation is recognized as the custodian of the lands and waters of Montreal.

Services provided

  • Strategic planning
  • Space planning and design
  • Layout plan
  • Housing project
  • Planning by-laws
  • Geomatics
  • Landscape architecture
  • Public participation activity
  • Economic impact assessment
  • Master plan
  • Feasibility study
Project examples

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Geomatics and Cartography

Geomatics and Cartography

By transforming complex databases into mapping materials, BC2 offers tools that make it possible to thoroughly understand each territory. Its expertise and versatile specializations make otherwise complex information accessible to better meet the needs and realities of each client.

Services provided

  • Spatial analysis
  • LIDAR topographic analysis
  • Data collection form design
  • Site search and analysis
  • Mapping materials
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Graphic Design and Territorial Branding

Graphic Design and Territorial Branding

BC2’s creative talents leverages their aesthetic sense and ingenuity to produce graphic tools that are aligned with the specific strategies of each mandate. Their clarity and didactic nature can reach, inform, and engage a variety of audiences. They format information creatively for the most relevant interface, be it print or digital, according to the project’s needs.

Territorial branding defines the identity of a development project at first glance. By developing brands for geographical locations, such as regions, cities, or communities, our graphic design team lends the territory a distinctive character and shines a spotlight on it.

Services provided

  • Map and conceptual plan
  • Document layout
  • Communication tools
  • Visual identity
  • Signage
  • Illustration
  • Diagram and pictogram
Project examples

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