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151 Planners And Urbanists Attack New Plan For Toronto's Waterfront

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Image credit Martin Reis TreeHugger has been covering the story of how Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother Doug want to dump ten years of planning and the results of an international competition to rebuild the portlands for a megamall, a monorail and a giant ferris wheel. It is a local story with a larger lesson: What happens when a militant anti transit/pro-car, anti-urban/pro-sprawl government tries to overturn every green move of the last decade. Today Eric Miller of the Cities Centre, Richard Florida of the Martin Prosperity Institute, Richard Sommer of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Paul Bedford, former Chief Planner, and 148 other planners, urbanists, designers and academics shot back with a devastating letter where they write: ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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