Strategic and implementation tools

The structure of urban growth within the region is obviously influenced by the nature and rate of population growth, changes in the economic base of the region, and strategic policies. For example, prospects for growth and economic development will be influenced by:

  • provincial, national and even global economic conditions;
  • inter-provincial and international immigration;
  • the North American Free Trade Agreement;
  • commercial decisions and marketing practices of key industries such as the automotive sector.