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Laneway Revitalization Through The Lens of Community Capital

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This project explores whether and how laneway revitalization is contributing to sustainable community development (SCD). Analysis of six laneway revitalization programs is undertaken using the Community Capital Scan, a tool developed to aid planning for sustainable community development through a collaboration between researchers at Telos: The Brabant Centre for Sustainable Development at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. Results show that thoughtful laneway revitalization can and does contribute to growth of natural, physical, economic, social, cultural and human capital as these are defined by the Community Capital Framework. Analysis produces a set of transferable tools and strategies that planners can use to advance a range of SCD goals through laneway revitalization, recommendations for strengthening laneway revitalization as an SCD tool, and suggestions for increasing the functionality of the Community Capital Scan for comparison and measurement.
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