Urban Planning in the Greater Toronto Area Term Paper by Master Researcher

Urban Planning in the Greater Toronto Area
Examines urban planning in the Greater Toronto Area.
# 39678 | 2,400 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 11, 2003 in Environmental Studies (Urban Issues) , Canadian Studies (General)

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This paper begins by outlining the principles of smart growth and how it promotes sustainable growth that takes full account of social and environmental costs and a planning regimen that actively intervenes to achieve shared, long-range community goals. The paper explores the form of urban growth that developed in the 1950s and 1960s and discusses the potential benefits and problems of smart growth.

Sprawl and Smart Growth
Smart Growth and Its Benefits
Problems and Conflicts

From the Paper:

"In practice, in North America and particularly in the GTA this means control of sprawl. Sprawl is the tendency of North America cities to grow outward, to expand in space, rather than to grow upward or become more compact and dense. The stretch of urban area from Oshawa, through Toronto to Hamilton and then along the shore of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls is sprawl. The way in which Toronto and Barrie are becoming linked along the expressway 400 is sprawl. It is for this reason that the GTA (and to a lesser extent Hamilton) are considered as part of a wider region in the Central Ontario Zone.
"The unsustainability of suburban sprawl was recently documented in a report prepared by the IBI Group for the Neptis Foundation and presented to the Central Ontario Zone Smart Growth Panel in February 2003. The report predicts the state of the region in 30 years if 'business-as-usual' development continues.
"The report predicts that population will increase by 3.17 million, or 43%, to 10.53 million. Development will consume 1,069 square kilometers of land. Prime agricultural land would be 92% (987 square kilometers) of the loss. The population of the city will increase by 43% but its size will increase by 53%, with the majority of the growth occurring in suburban areas or the '905' area code."

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