Understanding the Fundamentals of the Growth Plan • In order to contribute to the 10-year review of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Neptis has prepared a discussion paper explaining key features of the Plan, highlighting questions surrounding its implementation, and presenting evidence on its results to date.The Province is currently conducting stakeholder meetings to discuss the four land use plans in the Greater Golden...

The Land Supply Question in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area • Neptis analysis show that of the 56,200 hectares designated for urbanization between 2006 and 2031 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, only 9% was actually built on between 2006 and 2011. This finding suggests that the remainder of the land supply is likely to last well beyond 2031.





Neptis Geoweb • An interactive map-based tool that allows residents, researchers and decision makers better understand the often invisible forces that shape our urban and rural environments - and by extension, our lives.

A Method for Mapping Settlement Area Boundaries in the Greater Golden Horseshoe • This paper describes a method for mapping and measuring the lands designated for growth and urban expansion in the area known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe under the provisions of...

Understanding the Fundamentals of the Growth Plan • Neptis has prepared this discussion paper to answer three questions. (1) How does the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe work? (2) Is the region running out of land for development? (3) Have...



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