I'm an undergrad student in urban planning, completing my thesis.
My project is a comprehensive master plan for the eastern part of the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal, and maybe including the whole district. (no matter if you don't see where or what it is.) In a sense its an area that is runned down and that is located between 2 areas that have seen major redevelopment (I want to connect the two by redeveloping my area). Quartier des spectacles is Montreal's "prestigious" entertainment district
I'm trying to do a professional project that would bother present a comprehensive master plan and UD guidelines and possible examples (playing the role of the developer). I've talked to some professional planners and if the city likes it, I might even do a presentation down city hall
Why I have learned a lot about master plans and UD in school I haven't been able to find good professional examples or books that would point towards good practices, approaches for the site analysis, standards for the concept and UD plans, ect.
My supervisor says that most of the stuff will be learned this year in my UD lab and is rarely put on paper by professionals or scholars, but I need to get this info now. Understanding what I need to do in December won't help me when my thesis is due in March. I've been searching for over 3 weeks. And while I have some good sources they are mostly texts or not adequate. I'm not someone that doesn't know anything either, I've been doing this for 2 years, but I'm tired of learning as I go.
So I was hoping, you guys could either point towards books that deal specifically with master planning (research, analysis, concepts, design, ect. ) and urban design
or even a good website that could help me out.
And maybe some interesting case studies that have well documented master plans available.