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Sparking Creativity with a Multidisciplinary Approach

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Dennis Lenarduzzi

icona does things differently than other developers. We place creativity at the centre of everything we do, and our multidisciplinary approach is integral to this process.

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icona partner series: Carol Mason, champion of housing diversity

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Carol Mason

In the third installment of an ongoing series of partner profiles, icona shines the spotlight on our strategic partnership with Carol Mason, an experienced local government consultant with an accomplished career in regional governance.

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icona partner series: Brian Johnston, a community services pioneer

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In the second installment of an ongoing series of partner profiles, icona shines the spotlight on our strategic partnership with Brian Johnston, a recreational consulting expert who has changed the way communities across Western Canada stay healthy and connected.

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icona partner series: SLA, a nature-based design studio

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In the first of an ongoing series of partner profiles, icona shines the spotlight on our strategic partnership with SLA, a globally renowned, landscape architecture studio headquartered in Copenhagen.

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Zoning changes tackle Metro Vancouver's housing challenges

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Housing affordability and climate change are two of the biggest issues facing Metro Vancouver. Innovative changes to how local governments approach rezoning could be the key to solving them.

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Design-forward development: the aesthetics of placemaking

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The look and feel of the communities we live and work in have a surprisingly direct impact on our quality of life, including productivity, health and happiness. At icona, we see good design as a necessity, not a luxury.

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An interview with icona founder Tony Cai

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icona is focused on creating complete communities — places where people can live, work and play. That means our company needs to understand how people live and what they need. We need to listen to them.

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Connected communities: A design concept that improves our lives and our planet

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Greg Moore

Creating communities that connect people to the resources and experiences they need to live purposeful lives is hard to do right, but icona is pioneering a holistic approach that brings the goal closer than ever.

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Post-pandemic design: How will it change our homes, offices and communities in the future?

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Ling Meng, Laurie Schmidt, Michael Heeney

Embracing a post-pandemic future will take creativity — one of icona’s core values. Learn more about the values that drive icona.

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