Planning Policy: A balancing of interests • I was recently invited to a forum in Quebec City to share Neptis research and my knowledge of the Ontario land use planning system with more than 100 civil society representatives advocating for a provincial policy for land use and urban planning to address societal challenges in Quebec. The Forum was organized by the Ariane Alliance, a coalition of organizations that seeks a more robust provincial role in...
Rethinking Sprawl • Preliminary findings from the Neptis Foundation showing how four major Canadian cities have grown in the past 20 years indicate that while the populations of the Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto city-regions continue to expand, the rate at which new land is being urbanized at the edge has decreased over time – sometimes quite dramatically.
Revamped Neptis Geoweb mapping platform released • The Neptis Geoweb is a continually evolving interactive mapping and information platform about the Toronto area also known as the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Canada’s largest and one of its fastest-growing city-regions. It was created by bringing together policy, administrative, and census data ...
The Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe in Historical Perspective • 2006 Growth Plan is contextualized within the history of regional planning in Southern Ontario, answering the question which plans were influential in shaping the Places to Grow act.
The Tor-York East Megazone: A Profile • This Policy Brief defines and describes the Tor-York East megazone (TYE), one of three regionally, provincially, and nationally significant employment zones identified in the Neptis Foundation report Planning for Prosperity.