Dalhousie Law Journal


Community planned, unit development, new community development, Nova Scotia Housing Commission, planning, background


This article is about the Forest Hills new community development of the Nova Scotia Housing Commission. In examining this development, it is intended to explain its significance in the context of planning in general, community planning in particular, and planned unit development specifically. But first, some background seems appropriate. There exists a definition of "planning" as simply the thinking that precedes action.1 If this broad view is accepted, then virtually all human activity constitutes planning, right down to such insignificant decisions as which sock to put on first when dressing. So stated, planning is a process which has been going on throughout the history of man.

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