Bruce McWilliam, MCIP, RPP Planning & Development

land planner, housing consultant, urban planner, development manager, real estate consulting, land development consultant, project management, manufacturer's agencies

Planning & Development Management


final des6na6on and usually the best way to
get there” H Stanley Judd
 “A GOOD PLAN IS LIKE A ROAD MAP: IT SHOWS THE FINAL DESTINATION AND    USUALLY THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE "

                                    H STANLEY JUDD

 
"WHAT EVER YOU DO, PLAN CAREFULLY"
                                      WINSTON  CHURCHILL

Planning defined:

"Planning" means the scientific, aesthetic, and orderly disposition of land, resources, facilities and services with a view to securing the physical, economic and social efficiency, health and well-being of urban and rural communities.

Responsible planning has always been vital to the sustainability of safe, healthy, and secure urban environments. Canada's population is growing and, with more people migrating from rural to urban areas, the planning profession must increasingly deal with urbanization issues, such as:

  • conversion of land from natural habitats to urban built areas,
  • maintenance and use of natural resources and habitats,
  • development of transportation related infrastructure,
  • ensuring environmental protection.

Not only do planners deal with land use, but also:

  • planning social and community services,
  • managing cultural and heritage resources,
  • creating economic capacity in local communities,
  • addressing transportation and infrastructure,
  • work internationally.

One of the key contributors to making urban and rural life workable, livable, and prosperous is the professional planner. A planner provides research, reasoned analysis and recommendations to both the public and the private sector, intended to meet the needs of all sectors of society.

One of Canada's important planners at the beginning of this century, Thomas Adams, regarded good planning as "the conservation of life and economy in the system of developing land." The best planners need many skills to make sure all considerations are met during a project.

Testimonials

  • "I have worked with Bruce on a number of occasions and many times had to pick his brain. He was always willing to help and always had answers or contacts that I was looking for. ..."
    Wayne Tullis
    Commercial Realtor, Tullis Realty & Macdonald Realty Ltd.
  • "As a fellow City Planner I have known Bruce professionally for many years and have always been impressed by his wide ranging knowledge of municipalities and processes throughout..."
    Raymond Nothstein, MCIP
    Development Manager for Wesbild Holdings Ltd.