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Ontario to overhaul land use planning appeals system

May 17, 2017 -

Ontario is taking action to overhaul the province's land use planning appeals system to give communities a stronger voice and ensure people have access to faster, fairer, and more affordable hearings. In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal...

Categories: News, Ontario

QUEST announces award finalists

October 3, 2016 -

QUEST announced the finalists for the 2016 Smart Energy Communities Awards which will be presented at QUEST’s 10th Annual Conference and Tradeshow – Smart Energy Communities for Jobs, Infrastructure and Climate Change taking place October 17-19 at the Westin in Calgary. The Smart Energy Communities...

Categories: News

October 5-6, 2016 - Ontario Professional Planners Institute Symposium

October 3, 2016 -

Where: Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ont. Organization: Ontario Professional Planners Institute Website:

Categories: Events

Ontario Proposes To Grow the Greenbelt

May 11, 2016 -

Ontario is proposing changes to four provincial plans that shape how land is used in the Greater Golden Horseshoe in Ontario—Canada's fastest-growing urban region and the home of the Greenbelt. Ontario is responding to input from the public and addressing the recommendations of the report "Planning...

Categories: News, Ontario

Using Tax Increment Financing to Fund Growth: Report

March 29, 2016 -

Cities across Canada should consider new and innovative approaches to financing their share of infrastructure spending, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Tapping the Land: Tax Increment Financing of Infrastructure,” author Adam Found shows how cities could use tax increment financing...

Categories: National

Power to the Rails

March 23, 2016 -

A planned decade-long project to electrify more than half the GO Transit commuter rail network in the Toronto area is in line with a global trend—and it stands to become the largest of its kind in Canada. In April 2015, the Ontario government announced $13.5 billion toward GO Transit electrification...

Categories: Features

The Revolutionary Community

November 27, 2014 -

Intelligent communities are cities and regions that use information and communications technologies (ICT) to build prosperous economies, solve social problems, and enrich cultures. Many people are familiar with the concept of the smart city, which turns to technology for solutions to problems like ...

Categories: Features

Ottawa Transportation Master Plan Wins OPPI Award

November 19, 2014 -

The City of Ottawa’s new transportation master plan, a project led by IBI Group, has won an excellence in planning award from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. The awards, which recognize innovation, creativity, professionalism, problem-solving, and communications, were announced earlier...

Categories: Ontario

Ontario Planners Push for ‘Active Transportation’

March 31, 2014 -

Active transportation, particularly cycling and walking, is fundamental to healthy and sustainable communities. Building on the direction of Ontario Professional Planners Institute’s (OPPI) previous report on active transportation, the OPPI’s new report calls on planners, the provincial government...

Categories: Ontario

$1.8-Billion Smart Community for Alberta

November 4, 2011 -

Rampart’s Avenir Communities and Cisco are collaborating on a $1-8-billion community in St. Albert, part of the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta. Together, Rampart and Cisco will direct the planning, design, construction and operations to create the new 400 acre “smart and connected” community. Gerry...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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