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Planning Presentation by Kevin Eby and Susan Lloyd Swail

This 40 minute video is a master class for municipal leaders, planners and community members who want to build affordable, sustainable and Greenbelt-friendly communities. You'll learn about the MCR process, the Growth Plan and get insights from two expert planners. It's a must-see for anyone serious about tackling the housing affordability crisis and building sustainable communities.
3/16/2022
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Planning Resources for Building Affordable, Sustainable, Greenbelt Friendly Communities

If you are a local elected official, municipal staff or community member who wants to create more livable, affordable and Greenbelt-friendly communities, this resource is for you. It's full of presentations, articles and online resources dealing with housing, population growth projections, sustainable communities and community engagement tools.
3/16/2022
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Greenbelt Success Stories: Launching the Greenbelt West Coalition

In December 2021, a committed group of activists in the western part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe launched a new coalition with a goal to expand the Greenbelt. Written by Coalition member Timothy Tam, this blog post tells their story and how they are working to make a bigger and better Greenbelt.
2/11/2022
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Allowing Sprawl on the Greenbelt will only worsen the Housing Affordability Crisis

Ever wondered how we can solve the housing affordability crisis? Check out this new commentary by Ontario Greenbelt Alliance Coordinator Franz Hartmann on why the actual solution to housing affordability lies in our existing towns and cities, and in keeping the Greenbelt protected.
1/4/2022
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Planning 101: The Growth Plan, MCRs and Official Plans

Ever wondered how decisions are made about where homes, streets, and businesses are built? Are you interested in knowing how the Province influences which natural areas and farmland gets protected or developed? Find out the ABCs of planning including Municipal Comprehensive Reviews (MCRs), Official Plans and the Growth Plan.
12/3/2021
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