Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Canada - A Suburban Nation

The Globe and Mail has a decent article today on suburbanization in Canada. Like its southern neighbor, Canadian suburbs are becoming more diverse and densely populated.

Like many mainstream journalists, however, Jill Mahoney trumpets New Urbanism developments as a growing antidote to suburban sprawl. While there are numerous new urbanist developments--such as Cornell in Markham or East Clayton in BC--they remain the exception and are not adequately linked to regional planning.

Citation: Jill Mahoney, Suburban Myths Demolished," The Globe and Mail, 31 July 2006, p. A4.