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Research Report:

Moving Towards Sustainability: City-Regions and Their Infrastructure

by Leonore Evans

The report looks at competitive city-regions and what sustains them.  Infrastructure, particularly affordable housing and its importance for cities' socio-economic well-being and sustainability is considered.  The paper contends that because of Canada's shortage of affordable housing, social housing in public infrastructure policies needs to be prioritized.  This means federal, provincial, and municipal commitments to build, subsidize, and maintain affordable housing to ensure that Canadian cities can prosper economically, while being socially and environmentally resilient. Mississauga and Calgary are used as case studies.

Release Date: 6 Dec 2007
Number of pages: 16
Document number: 49099

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