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Time for Economics to Revolutionize Land Use Planning in the GTA?

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Sears Atrium, 3rd Floor, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Ryerson University

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Ryerson University's Centre for Urban Research and Land Development (CUR) presents a seminar:

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Alain Bertaud: Time for Economics to Revolutionize Land Use Planning in the GTA?

Alain Bertaud, in his recent book Order without Design: How Markets Shape Cities, makes the case for a revolution in land use planning regimes around the globe. By applying the theories of urban economics to the practice of urban planning, Bertaud argues we can improve the productivity and welfare of citizens in urban regions like the GTA.

Come listen, discuss and debate Bertaud’s provocative views about what is wrong with the current land use planning system and why there must be a greater use of the tools and the insights of urban economists in decision-making.

Bertaud will be providing his insights on the purpose of urban regions; the role of politicians and planners; the need to rely more on market forces to spatially allocate employment and housing, urban transport strategies and affordable housing; and how planners and economists can work better together to improve the management of urban regions and municipalities.

Bertaud’s presentation will be followed by commentary by two well-known land use planners before the session is opened to attendee questions.

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Date: September 30, 2019

Program: 8:00 am to 10:30 am

Registration: 7:30 am

Location: Sears Atrium, 3rd Floor, 245 Church Street, Toronto, ON

 

Free Admission / Registration Required

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