Rob Barrs and the MODUS team were hired to conduct a design charrette to support city staff in the review and update of the Kamloops Downtown Plan. The MODUS team successfully engaged over 200 stakeholders and residents during a public lecture, intensive workshops, and an open house on the final day of the charrette. The MODUS team’s depth and understanding of planning, urban design, and engagement, helped develop a clear vision for the downtown and design concepts that not only resonated with the public, but will help enrich and inform the planning process.
-Jason Locke, Community Planning and Sustainability Manager, City of Kamloops.
MODUS was retained to design and lead a comprehensive community engagement strategy which supported the development of our new Parks Recreation & Culture (PRC) Strategic Plan. Vince Verlaan, Laurel Cowan and the team were extraordinary in their ability to understand Surrey’s complex community issues and deliver an engagement program that was inclusive and adaptable to a diverse audience. They dug deep and recorded the voices of often underrepresented citizens, while facilitating a multifaceted campaign that connected with over 5,000 residents. The MODUS team’s depth of understanding and experience in community engagement helped us shape our new plan with clear and simple materials and meaningful results.
- Patrick Klassen, Community Planning Manager, City of Surrey