Sandy Lake

In 2001-2002, students in the Dalhousie Masters of Urban and Rural Planning program and in the NSCAD undergraduate environmental planning program worked together on a project for the Sandy Lake Area Residents Association in the Bedford area of the Halifax Regional Municipality. (Students in civil engineering also participated in water quality testing.)

The project involved several components: environmental analysis, community analysis, and policy writing. In the fall Environmental Planning students studied the watershed of Sandy Lake and prepared detailed reports. In winter, Rural Community Studio students conducted a survey of residents, analysed trends in the urban-rural fringe, and prepared as series of reports for the community group.

The reports can be downloaded from this site as Acrobat (.pdf) files.

    Sandy Lake Community Profile
    Issues of the Urban and Rural Fringe
    Suggestions for Managing Development
    Environmental Inventory