Resettling cities: NH15-551/1993E-PDF

Canadian residential intensification initiatives, main report : literature review, survey findings, case studies, references /

"This study has three main objectives: (i) to review the academic and professional literature on the pros and cons of intensification; (ii) to conduct a national survey of municipalities to identify intensification policies and initiatives, and; (iii) to conduct detailed case studies of selected intensification initiatives. The literature reveals that for every argument that supports intensification there is a counter argument that repudiates it, often on the basis of the same information. Thematically, the debate centres on social issues, economic considerations, and environmental concerns. The national survey reveals that intensification initiatives are much more diverse and developed than anticipated: they range from small fringe municipalities to large core cities, and a majority of them have been implemented. Planning officials across the country are well aware of the debate on intensification and its advantages and disadvantages. The case studies conducted verify these findings, and the breadth and depth of municipal projects undertaken indicate a significant planning policy shift in how urban land is used in Canada"--Abstract, p. iii.

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Department/Agency Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Title Resettling cities
Subtitle Canadian residential intensification initiatives, main report : literature review, survey findings, case studies, references /
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Cover title. "September 1993". Issued also in French under title: Le repeuplement des villes : initiatives canadiennes de densification résidentielle, rapport principal : recension des écrits, résultats de l'enquête, études de cas, références. Digitized edition from print produced 2015 [for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation].
Date 1993.
Number of Pages ix, 64 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NH15-551/1993E-PDF
Subject Terms Housing, Urban development