Team Member with the Urban Lab
Project: Red Deer County Open Space Master Plan Phases 2-4, 2006-2008
Year: 2006 – 2008
Prepared For: Red Deer County
Project Partners: Dillon Consulting Ltd.

As a member of the Urban Lab team at the University of Calgary, Fraser was involved with phases 2-4 of the Red Deer County Open Space Master Plan. This innovative project is a comprehensive approach to providing an open space plan for a large central Alberta county. Over the course of several years, the Urban Lab, in collaboration with Dillon Consulting, completed a multi-phase planning document. This work consisted of a physical inventory of all County-owned open spaces, consultation with residents, documentation of cultural landscapes, and assessment of issues and opportunities. Various project zones were identified for more detailed study, and comprehensive plans for specific inter-related recreation areas and pathways were developed. This project involved the development of a comprehensive database of open spaces and networks for the County. Also provided were, a design of a working typology of open spaces, various graphic tools for illustrating the project areas, development of policies and implementation strategies.


Regional Citation Award – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, 2008
Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Space Design – Recreation for Life Foundation, 2009