Thérèse-De Blainville Development Approach

  • Urban Planning
  • Strategies
  • Public Participation
Vision d'aménagement

A realistic regional planning approach to allow MRC Thérèse-De Blainville to face the rapid evolution of urban planning innovations.

The MRC’s socio-demographic and socio-economic perspectives have led it to reflect on its identity positioning for the coming decades. The revised land use and development plan (SADR) came into force in 2005. With the passing years, the local urban planning tools have been able to adapt, successfully in many respects, to the strong development pressure, population growth and changes in urban planning paradigms experienced by the MRC and the surrounding region.

The Metropolitan Planning and Development Plan (MPDP) has come into force and its influence on its area of application has been significant. The trends of new urban planning and smart growth and the integration of transport infrastructures have been planned and implemented in such a way that the urban fabric is being transformed. These transformations are tangible and urbanisation, densification of the territory, consolidation efforts and issues of consultation and appropriation by the population are part of the foundations of the development of living environments which, on a global scale, are diversified and multifunctional.

Given the maturity of its territory, the MRC realised that it was at a crossroads; therefore, it looked to the future by preparing a regional planning vision. Although metropolitan, regional, and local planning tools are consistent in content and principles of concordance, the reality and innovations in urban planning are rapidly evolving. The existing instruments may not be able to satisfy and keep pace with this evolution in their current form.

Therefore, BC2’s mandate aimed to circumscribe the state of affairs by taking stock of the planning tools developed by the MRC over time and drawing up a portrait of the issues at stake in the development of the territory. The consultation of the towns and municipalities was also an important asset of this analysis and was intended to feed the development of a regional planning vision that would result from the preliminary studies.

This exercise constitutes a relevant narrative framework that encourages stepping back and reflecting on the future economic, demographic and identity positioning within the regional territory, in a context of ecological transition, densification and sustainable mobility.

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MRC Thérèse-De Blainville
Thérèse-De Blainville
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  • Urban Planning
  • Strategies
  • Public Participation

Services provided

  • Planning and regulation
  • Strategic planning
  • Acceptance and public consultation