Getting Tough on Urban SprawlSolutions to meet Ontario climate change targets

Publication - March 19, 2008 - By Cherise Burda

This report, the sixth in a series of Ontario progress reports stresses the need for Ontario to integrate its fairly ambitious climate change targets into planning policy. Ontario has shown leadership in its land use planning policy and its stated commitments to addressing climate change, but problems and shortcomings in its approach may keep Ontario from meeting its own goals.

The report outlines seven priority areas the province and the new secretariat need to address to combat sprawl and help meet Ontario's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. These priorities include incorporating sustainable energy policies into urban planning policy, removing subsidies to development in greenfields and increasing urban density targets.


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