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NCC seeks 17 big ideas for 2017

December 14, 2015
by Canadian Architect

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As Canadians get ready for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is preparing the Plan for Canada’s Capital, 2017–2067, the signature planning framework that will shape the vision for the nation’s capital until Canada’s bicentennial in 2067.

The NCC calls on Canadians to help identify 17 major milestone projects that will transform the Capital over the next 50 years. These signature projects will be included in the Plan for Canada’s Capital that will be launched in 2017.

Previous plans and Capital-building projects have made a lasting contribution and strongly influenced the unique character of Canada’s Capital Region, including its striking natural beauty and dramatic built heritage.

What is the Plan for Canada’s Capital?

The 2017 to 2067 Plan for Canada’s Capital is a document that lays out the broad vision for the future of the Capital. In particular, the plan will:

  • outline the vision for the use of federal lands, buildings, parks, transportation facilities and symbolic spaces in the Capital;
  • ensure that the Capital continues to be nationally significant and supportive of federal institutions;
  • identify the strategic principles and key projects in the Capital that will reflect our growth as a nation, build a lasting legacy for future generations, and serve as a platform for Canada’s influence in the world.

The plan will lay out a long-term vision for the future of the Capital, as well as three main themes that will guide its development.

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