Our multi-disciplinary Placemaking practice produces long-term strategies that position communities for success in every aspect of the urban experience – from day-to-day living, learning and health, to major transportation and infrastructural growth.
Designing for a More Resilient Future
Our team of Placemaking experts apply a human-centric design approach that recognizes the interconnections between people and their physical environments, leveraging opportunities to put low-impact development and sustainability at the forefront of urban change.
The multi-disciplinary nature of IBI Group’s Placemaking practice allows every facet of a community to be considered holistically, ensuring that the resulting place focuses on healthy living, accessibility, lifestyle choice, and vibrant activities and amenities.
Creating urban places around transit infrastructure
Transit-oriented development (TOD) patterns support the creation of vibrant, diverse and livable places. As a method of curbing sprawl and reliance on auto-travel in our communities, we recognize the power of place creation alongside linear infrastructure such as rail, bus rapid transit, and active transportation networks.
Strategic planning through IBI Quantum
We are continually looking for ways to shift the perception of technology from a ‘futuristic’ part of our urban environments, to a seamless function of our everyday lives, integrating smart technologies like our proprietary IBI Quantum into our design of distinct and vibrant places.
Planning for a resilient future
Our placemaking focus provides the platform for the innovative thinking that is necessary to developing adaptive and flexible designs in the face of rapid societal change, carefully balancing social, environmental and economic priorities within the design of a community.
Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, ON
Manager | Urban Planning
Associate | General Manager
Director | Office Lead
Shaping unique, healthy and inclusive urban places.
Featured ProjectsSee more Placemaking projects
Barnsley Town Centre Redevelopment
Our multidisciplinary design team is working on an ambitious project to transform and regenerate Barnsley’s town centre, comprehensively redesigning the heart of the once industrial town.
Master Development Plan of the Los Angeles Civic Center
Los Angeles, CA
Our master development plan presented a holistic vision for a vibrant mixed-use community uniting municipal, cultural, retail and residential facilities in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California.
Valley Line LRT
A $1.8 billion undertaking, Stage One of the Valley Line LRT will dramatically improve commute times and the overall public transport experience for Edmontonians. Part of an international design team for the project, this stage extends 13.1 km from downtown to the Mill Woods Town Centre in Edmonton.
North Bank Bridge Park
Boston and Cambridge, MA
IBI Group, as an equal partner in a Joint Venture that consisted of Greenman-Pederson Inc., WSP (formerly Ammann & Whitney), and Stantec (formerly Vollmer Associates), designed the final piece of the waterfront park system in the New Charles River Basin, located beneath the new Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge.
Adding social and economic value to cities through Landscape Architecture and Planning & Urban Design. Learn more below.
Our award-winning landscape architecture practice is one of the largest in the world, and is driven by holistic, collaborative, environmentally responsible design. It has earned IBI Group recognition as an emerging global leader in the fields of landscape architecture and sustainable planning.
Planning & Urban Design
Our collaborative planning practice produces long-term strategies that position communities for success in every aspect of the urban experience – from day-to-day living, learning and health, to major transportation and infrastructural growth. We’re designing the next “world-class” cities.