By nature, Urban Development is a multifaceted process and approach and can influence many aspects of land development. It’s influence runs from initial project scoping and site selection, to master planning and integrated design, through to project delivery. We collaborate with clients and communities to create vibrant, active and functional places, in tune with the local environment, character and culture. We ensure that ‘best practice’ development outcomes and sustainable design solutions can be achieved along with sustainable urban growth and expansion.

We have the expertise and experience to successfully execute urban land development projects across a range of sectors – from green and brownfield developments through to urban renewal. Our diverse urban design services are well suited to meet the needs of both private and public-sector clients.

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Intelligent Urbanism

Our development principles incorporate urban systems where activities and functions come together through balanced landscapes cultivating connectivity and circulation, creating city efficiency and stimulate opportunity for expression with several development matrix.

Integrated Urban Planning

Our integrated urban planning solutions are grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between planning decisions and the environment, culture, economic and livability challenges facing our clients and communities.

Functional Space Definition

Our highly awarded urban designers, planners and landscape architects will help you develop site-specific urban strategies through “best practice” development approaches. We create functional spaces that stitch urban realms together, optimize place performance and create destinations that make places that live and work, inspire and reward.

Contemporary Urban Design

This form of design requires the application of sustainability principles that are multidimensional, future-focused and compliant with an ever-changing regulatory framework, successfully balancing cultural vitality, economic and social development outcomes and protection of the environment.

Human-Centered Design

taking a systems point of view, realizing that most complications result from the interdependencies of the multiple parts, our approach is to solve the fundamental underlying issues, not the symptoms.


Through our collaborative multisectoral approach, we have your development needs covered. We listen, we deliberate, we dedicate, we vision, we respond, and we draw on our expertise – from land economics to structured partnership – to help clients in the public and private sectors design high-performing, livable urban landscapes. We help you understand your market, your competitors, your site and your users to position your land development for success.

Opportunity Mapping

Our in-depth understanding of regulatory planning and development processes and our ability to integrate multidisciplinary teams effectively, creates value for our clients through the delivery of viable solutions and quality outcomes on time and consistently within budget. Our imaginative and intelligent design solutions balance community interests, government priorities, cultural values, the constraints of the natural landscape and existing built environments, economic imperatives, infrastructure requirements and land-use patterns to deliver places that inspire the people who live and work in them – “Sustainable Communities”

Collective Impacts

We provide multidisciplinary services across the entire project lifecycle, from master planning and the conducting of feasibility studies to engineering design documentation, construction supervision, and operations and maintenance, within the commercial, industrial, sports and leisure, hospitality and residential submarkets.

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We appreciate our client’s spectrum of needs to go beyond mere service delivery and have fused our in-depth experience and knowledge of land development and advisory service offering to maximize impacts meeting desirable development project outcomes. We embrace deliberative design and look to issues of liveability, culture, heritage and community connections.


• Vision and conceptual planning
• Feasibility studies
• Land development strategies and pro-forma
• Urban planning and land use management
• Urban design and guidelines
• Municipal development applications
• Stakeholder engagement and consultation
• Rendering, 3D visualization and promotional material

Sector Experience

• Property and land
• Master planned residential estate and resort communities
• Mixed commercial
• Campus planning
• Healthcare facilities
• Hospitality and winery development
• Agro-industrial development
• Park and recreation master plan


Michael D. Young, P.Eng

Senior Engineer
Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd.
200-2045 Enterprise Way
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T5
Mobile: 250-215-7684
Phone: 250-469-9757 x1014
Fax: 250-469-9757