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Being Realistic about Urban Growth

Report by Christopher Leo, Katie Anderson

In this paper Christopher Leo and Katie Anderson compare and contrast policy requirements in urban centres with differing urban growth rates. Leo and Anderson specifically examine Vancouver and Winnipeg. The authors consider the economic, political, and physical differences associated with varying growth rates and explore policies related to economic development, infrastructure and services, land use, planning for growth, and housing. The primary concern they raise is that cities experiencing moderate growth have the propensity to pursue growth at all costs, while neglecting to consider related opportunities and constraints. Leo and Anderson examine the policies related to growth in both cities; they contend that, given intelligent management and sensible intergovernmental co-operation, both moderate and rapid urban growth can result in high-quality services and infrastructure.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Christopher Leo; Katie Anderson;
Publisher: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2005; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: Municipal;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Urban Planning
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Economic Development
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Economic Development / 2005
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities / Urban Planning / 2005
Policy Articles / Cities & Communities

Keywords / Tags:

Winnipeg; Manitoba; population growth; economic development; infrastructure; service; land use; housing; Vancouver; business environment; regulatory regime; growth opportunities; mobile business;