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Understanding urban development in Canada

Thomas J. Plunkett

Understanding urban development in Canada

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Published by Canadian Foundation for Economic Education in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Urbanization -- Canada.,
  • Cities and towns -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementT. J. Plunkett.
    SeriesUnderstanding economics series -- 3
    ContributionsCanadian Foundation for Economic Education.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHT127 P58
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 p. :
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19110020M

    In the latter cases, the metropolitan administration performs broad policy planning and the co-ordination of major public services and works; detailed plans and development regulation are left to the constituent municipalities. Negative environmental impacts of agriculture relate mainly to local water pollution by agricultural nutrients. This is the third Environmental Performance Review of Canada. This policy was subjected to further refinement over the next 20 years or so, through a series of amendments to the National Housing Act NHAwhich provided a major spur to urban planning activity in the postwar period.

    The essential purposes of all provincial and territorial planning Acts are to secure the orderly, coherent growth and development of municipalities, based on sound forethought and considerations of public interest; to bring about and conserve physical environments, including buildings and other works, which are satisfying to human needs and community concerns; to regulate how private and public lands may be used; and to allow for public participation in planning decisions. In stable democracies, on average, 23 percent of the urban population live in the largest city. Detroit has problems, but I have long argued that in the long run, the happiness of Detroit's current residents will be better served by letting the city collapse, than by trying to undertake the impossible task of revitalizing a city that no longer has any economic rationale. It has been practised under many names: town planning, city planning, community planning, land use planning, and physical environment planning. Bourne noted in a research report, "At present, more than 80 percent of Canadians live in urban areas, occupying a mere 5 percent of the nation's vast land surface, and over 57 percent live in the five largest urban regions. External Links.

    Adams represented the "city-efficient" or "city-functional" school of planning. Nimbyism and Nature - Whose Backyard is it Anyway? The extent to which such communities become isolated from the larger communities that they are peripheral to remains an issue. The economic environment: All cities work hard to support the retention and expansion of existing local businesses. Large scale spending on infrastructure, education and social programs was all disproportionately oriented towards Santiago.


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