Since 1763, the Halifax Common has been at the heart of civic life in Halifax. Its form and function has always evolved to continuously be a relevant public space “for the use” of the people. As the city and region continue to grow, this dynamic public space will only take on more significance as a major park and recreation area serving local residents and all citizens of the Halifax Regional Municipality. The municipality recognized that the time has come again to take a comprehensive look at the future of the Common. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, UPLAND has been engaged by HRM to develop a long term vision for the Common, including management policies, objectives and guidelines for open and green space, as well as concepts and action plans for renewal. The much anticipated project was launched by UPLAND and their partners at a public meeting attended by over 200 people in December of 2017 and is now progressing through a six-month planning phase.