John Danahy has contributed in a major way to the success of the Lakeview Legacy Project

I had the good fortune to attend a presentation on January 18, 2012 by John W. Danahy of the University of Toronto faculty of architecture, landscape, and design.

The talk, organized by the Lakeshore Planning Council Inc., was at the Mimico Centennial Library.

In a previous post, I speculated about the differences, if any, between the charette procedure at the Lakeview Legacy Project as compared to the Mimico 2020 charette.

I would say that the Lakeview charette procedure appears to have involved a level of community input – spread out over a longer period of time, and involving a markedly different approach to strategic thinking – that makes the Mississauga effort significantly different from the one associated with Mimico 2020.

I found this talk highly inspiring.


1 reply
  1. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    Message from David Switzer to Jaan Pill
    January 19, 2012, at 6:49 PM

    I attended both meeting too. Lakeview Legacy project is to fill a totally unoccupied area were there is no existing structures, residents, or systems that have to be considered. The people who had input don’t even live in the proposed area. Mimico 2020 has all the those things to contend with and the input is by the people who live there. I found Lakeview a fun exercise in city planning with guest speakers from Sweden, New York, etc. Mimico a serious attempt to improve an existing community.


    Message from Jaan to David
    January 19, 2012, at 7:25 PM

    This is great information. Is it okay if I share this information on my blog?


    Message from David to Jaan
    January 20, 2012, at 3:06 PM

    Of course you can share my comments but they are more opinions and observations than information and as such invite debate.


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