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The Story of Sprawl: Part 1

Mar 24, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

(This blog is adapted from remarks delivered at the Environmental Defence gala on March 3rd, 2016.) I would like to tell you a story…Read More


The Story of Sprawl: Part 2

Mar 23, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

(This blog is adapted from remarks delivered at at the Environmental Defence gala on March 3rd, 2016) Part 1 of the Story of Sprawl,…Read More


Provincial leadership is needed to fix gridlock by building public transit in the right places

Mar 11, 2016 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Smart Growth

Highways and sprawl are a costly combination. In the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), our economy loses $11 billion a year due to…Read More


LRTs, Relief Lines, Congestion Pricing and More: Tips for getting transportation planning right

Mar 01, 2016 by Allen Braude (Communications Manager)

Categories: Smart Growth

My friends call me a public transit geek – a badge I wear proudly. I’ve been commuting by public transit since I was 12….Read More


Sprawl Brawl II - What’s the cure for gridlock in the GTHA?

Feb 05, 2016 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Smart Growth

From traffic jams that turn our highways and roads into parking lots to jam-packed buses, subways and trains, it’s clear that the Greater Toronto…Read More


Stop Highway 413 from coming back to life

Feb 02, 2016 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Greenbelt, Smart Growth

It’s time to drive a stake in the heart of the redundant Highway 413 (aka GTA West) – before it comes back to life….Read More


Time to Reform the OMB and Stop Punishing Public Participation

Jan 15, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Smart Growth

This is a guest blog by Temara Brown, Executive Director of the Concerned Residents Association of North Dumfries. CRAND acts in the interests of…Read More


Time For York Region To Grow Up

Dec 02, 2015 by Erin Shapero (Senior Program Manager, Greenbelt and Smart Growth)

Categories: Smart Growth

Part of growing up is learning to make decisions that can improve your future. But that wasn’t the case in York Region where recently,…Read More


Ontario farmland at risk: Better land-use planning can help save the family farm

Nov 24, 2015 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Smart Growth

Ontario is losing farmland at an alarming rate. And when farmland is paved over, the farms are gone forever. So are the jobs on…Read More


On Nov 24, the gloves are coming off at the Sprawl Brawl

Nov 12, 2015 by Susan Lloyd Swail (Smart Growth Consultant)

Categories: Smart Growth

Get ready to rumble! On Tuesday November 24th, Environmental Defence is hosting its first Sprawl Brawl – an evening of lively debate. The topic?…Read More


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