Urban Design

Urban Design in Brampton 

Urban Design is a collaborative and multi-disciplinary process of shaping cities and its communities. It establishes framework and processes that facilitate the development of livable, sustainable and vibrant communities.

Since 2002, Brampton has taken significant steps to achieve good urban design in public and private projects throughout the city. The City is committed in improving quality of life, attracting better businesses and creating a strong sense of place.

Brampton is also experiencing a high rate of growth and more urban and complex forms of development. An increasing proportion of growth is projected through infill and redevelopment in designated intensification areas in order for the City to achieve its long-term growth forecasts.

Council approved Strategic Plan identifies six key areas of focus to help position Brampton as an urban city that is a hub for jobs and innovation. Urban Design is foundational to these important initiatives.

Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP) 

The City of Brampton is seeking architects, landscape architects, urban designers and planners as members for its inaugural two-year pilot project for the Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP) from March 2018 to March 2020. As Brampton emerges as a leader in reimagining the suburbs and elevating the role of urban design in all facets of city planning, we invite you to be a part of our transformation. 

Brampton Urban Design Awards 

The Brampton Urban Design Awards celebrate achievements in design, architecture and landscape architecture. These awards, given out every two years, recognize the creativity and excellence of those who are working to fill Brampton with innovative, high-quality environments. They advocate for Brampton as a city worthy of thoughtful urban design and public spaces.

Projects are submitted in one of seven categories:

  • Building – Residential, commercial, institutional, industrial/employment, mixed-use
  • Heritage Restoration – In-situ renovation, restoration, adaptive reuse
  • New Landscape – Public space, park, stormwater pond, valley, streetscape, planting feature
  • New Neighbourhood – 50 acres or more, with defined character, centre, edges and recognition elements
  • Concept or Plan – City-endorsed master plans, projects, studies, designs
  • Healthy and Sustainable Development – Sustainable greenfield development, infill, transit-oriented/transit-supportive design, green technology
  • Project Marketing - Materials promoting high-quality projects in Brampton (brochures, video/web-based presentations, sales pavilions)

We are proud to present a publication, highlighting the past and present innovative, high-quality design that is helping build a better, more beautiful, livable Brampton.

Previous Award Winners