THE CHALLENGE OF RAPID URBAN GROWTH

BETWEEN 1966 AND 1980, THE TOTAL URBAN POPULATION OF CANADA IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE 40% TO OVER 20 MILLION, THE LARGEST GAINS TO BE IN ONTARIO AND QUEBEC, AND THE LARGEST PROPORTIONAL INCREASES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND THE PRAIRIES (44%). THE THREE LARGEST URBAN CENTRES, TORONTO, MONTREAL AND VANCOUVER WILL TOGETHER CONTAIN 8 MILLION INHABITANTS, OR ONE-THIRD OF THE NATION'S TOTAL PROJECTED POPULATION. THE PRESENT DAY URBAN PROBLEMS WILL BE GREATLY MAGNIFIED BY THIS GREAT INCREASE. SUCH GENERAL PROBLEMS AS PROVIDING ADEQUATE HOUSING, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, OPEN AREAS WITHIN AND ADJACENT TO THE CITY, TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE CITY BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, AND URBAN ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION ARE EXPLORED IN DETAIL, GIVING PRESENT AND PROJECTED TRENDS, AND THE NECESSARY STEPS TO COMBAT THESE PROBLEMS EFFICIENTLY. /CGRA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    CANADIAN FEDERATION OF MAYORS AND MUNICIPALITIES

    OTTAWA,    
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  • Accession Number: 00240857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Report/Paper Numbers: pp 53-75
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1982 12:00AM