Municipal Cultural Planning
AuthentiCity is a nationally-recognized leader in municipal cultural planning and helped introduce municipal cultural planning approaches in Canada.
AuthentiCity has completed plans for municipalities of widely differing geographic size, populations and urban/rural contexts. These include: larger urban centers such as the City of Hamilton; mid-size urban communities such as Oakville and Vaughan; more mixed urban and rural areas such as Oxford County and Chatham-Kent; smaller communities such as Orillia and Prince Edward County and, most recently, regional municipalities including the Regional Municipality of Niagara.
Many of these plans are now cited as best practices; the Cultural Strategic Plan for Prince Edward County developed by AuthentiCity is cited as a best practice in municipal cultural planning and was awarded a top award from the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) in 2006. AuthentiCity is currently collaborating with the Office for Urbanism on municipal cultural plans in Thunder Bay and Saskatoon.
Municipal cultural planning and cultural mapping have figured prominently in a series of creative economy strategies for Eastern Ontario, Southwestern Ontario and Durham Region completed by AuthentiCity in partnership with Millier Blais Dickinson and the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. AuthentiCity is currently partnering with Millier Blais Dickinson and the Martin Prosperity Institute on the development of a new economic development plan for Prince Edward County.