If you’ve ever wanted to visualize how the Greater Toronto Region is going to develop in the coming decades, look no further than the Neptis Geoweb.
The debate over elevated light rail emerged in the pages of the Toronto Star and Metro News yesterday under two headlines, one stating that while elevated transit was higher and faster, it wasn’t smarter and a second which noted Toronto shuns elevated transit, cites gloom under Gardiner.
The article drove home the point that conflicts often arise between the competing visions of urban planners /architects and transit planners.
The Neptis Foundation in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Institute presents the key findings of the first independent review of the Growth Plan: Implementing the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe: Has the strategic regional vision been compromised? as a part of the 2014 +PLACE MAKERS series.
Below is a letter submitted to the Editor of Now Magazine regarding the article “In Pickering, another (bigger) airport battle is reprised” in which Marcy Burchfield, Executive Director of the Neptis Foundation clarifies the context of her statements and requests a correction.
Martha Shuttleworth, president and founder of the Neptis Foundation, is pleased to announce that Marcy L. Burchfield has been appointed as the Foundation’s new Executive Director, effective January 21, 2014.
Over at Urban Toronto, Jonathan English posted a review of our Review of Metrolinx's Big Move where he wrote:
Debates over Metrolinx's Big Move returned to the headlines this week with the release of a detailed new report prepared by planner Michael Schabas for the Neptis Foundation. While some observers may dismiss it as “yet another” study of transit in Toronto, we can never have too much information about a plan that will, after all, cost tens of billions of dollars. The report brings some useful and occasionally provocative suggestions to the table and also effectively criticizes some of the weakness of the GTA’s transit planning process. This article will examine some of Schabas’ conclusions.
This report began as a question asked by Tony Coombes, the founding executive director of the Neptis Foundation, who passed away earlier this year.