Places to Grow Implementation Fund - 2016/17 Recipients

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Places to Grow Implementation Fund Projects for 2016-17

Six projects were supported in 2016-17:

  • Visualizing Density: This project uses images to help planners, designers, elected officials, residents’ groups, and private sector builders design more complete communities (Canadian Urban Institute).

  • Growing in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: Through this project a provincial curriculum-linked Teacher’s Guide and Lesson Plans was developed to help educators teach growth concepts. Resources are available in both French and English (EcoSpark).

  • On the Path to Net-Zero Communities: This project developed five net-zero and low carbon development case studies to examine how several Ontario municipalities (Brampton, Guelph, London, Ottawa, Toronto) are integrating growth planning strategies with their climate mitigation and energy management policies (Ontario Climate Change Consortium).

  • Active Transportation Planning Beyond the Greenbelt: This book that profiles 13 projects that have improved conditions for walking and cycling in unique contexts across the Greater Golden Horseshoe beyond the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The project provided information on the types of changes that are possible in small town, rural and suburban settings, as a model for other Ontario municipalities in enabling active transportation (Toronto Centre for Active Transportation).

  • Getting on Board: An examination of the planning and engagement processes around ongoing rapid transit projects (Pembina Institute).

  • Prescribing Active Travel for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet: A toolkit that helps to build capacity among doctors, medical residents and other health professionals who want to support growth planning (Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment).

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