Toronto's Harbourfront Term Paper by Master Researcher

Toronto's Harbourfront
An overview of Toronto's Harbourfront and its impact on Toronto.
# 40029 | 2,150 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 04, 2003 in Canadian Studies (Economics and Finance)

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The paper discusses how major projects such as the Harbourfront suggest that the city has the political wherewithal and capital to produce public works that beautify, improve commercial property and attract tourist dollars and this allows Toronto to be considered world class. The paper provides an analysis of the Harbourfront and how it came to be developed and focuses on the nature of urban planning in Toronto. The paper shows how such development helps Toronto promote itself in the global marketplace.

Urban and Regional Planning

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"Regional planning deals with a number of themes within the context of developing a structure, policy, and rationale for the management of change in a given region. A variety of models have been proposed for regional planning, and these offer different perspectives on the issue. Historically, regional planning and regional policies have had difficulty finding political support, but evidence of the consequences of uncontrolled and undirected growth in urban and suburban regions has made the issue of planning more viable politically. Sijmons finds that regional planning is itself a strategy. Sijmons is interested specifically in rural landscapes and cites land use planning as a specific strategy that requires focusing attention on the analysis of elements and forces underlying the formation of existing landscapes and also an understanding of their potential future development (Sijmons 265). This applies to any kind of regional planning effort--assess the existing elements and forces that have contributed to developments to date and consider their potential for future development.
"The term "regional planning" involves a number of different elements and may be viewed from several different perspectives depending on the type of region involved. Regions have been identified from earliest times with a bound geographical space of varying dimensions. Most organizations and individuals employ the concept of region in some fashion, though they may use such different descriptive terms as area, district, territory, expanse, province, or command."

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