Strategic Priorities

DHBC Leadership

Be the recognized expert resource and voice of Downtown Halifax – the leader, facilitator, and convener of strategic discourse and communications.

Objectives

Covid-19 Organizational Emergency Action Plan
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Enhance DHBC’s profile
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Be the expert on all things Downtown
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Strengthen and improve the DHBC brand
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Maintain the Street Navigator Outreach Program
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Downtown Placemaking

Champion best practices in Downtown planning, design, management, and utilization of public spaces that inspire continuing and increasing vibrancy in Downtown Halifax.

Objectives

Covid-19 Organizational Emergency Action Plan
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Work with Canadian Urban Institute on Bring Back Main Street Plan
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Strengthen beautification efforts
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Increase event attendance.
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Advocate for and inform the development, maintenance, and activation of new and existing public spaces.
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Good Development

Encourage development that positively impacts Downtown vibrancy and prosperity.

Objectives

Promote creation of a strategic development framework for Downtown.
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Influence and inform design guidelines
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Advocate for change in the construction mitigation by-law
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Ensure effective communications
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Covid-19 Organizational Emergency Action Plan
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Member Services

Build relationships with members, be a resource for problem-solving, and advocate for common issues.

Objectives

Covid-19 Organizational Emergency Action Plan
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Increase opportunities for professional development
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Enhance awareness and promotion of member benefits
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Be the voice of the members in issues related to Downtown.
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Create opportunities for members to collaborate
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Urban Mobility

Advocate for an easily accessible, pedestrian-friendly Downtown Halifax that permits ready access to Downtown businesses.

Objectives

Covid-19 Organizational Emergency Action Plan
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Achieve improved on-street parking availability
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Increase public transit ridership
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Expand alternative mobility options within Downtown.
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Increase pedestrian traffic.
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Reduce truck traffic in Downtown core.
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