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Megacities pp 245-271 | Cite as

Toronto Megacity: Growth, Planning Institutions, Sustainability

  • André Sorensen
Part of the Library for Sustainable Urban Regeneration book series (LSUR, volume 10)

Abstract

During the last 50 years the Toronto region has grown from a small city of 1.3 million in 1955 to a sprawling metropolitan region of about six million today. Although most of this growth took place as the use-segregated, automobile-oriented, suburban tract development often considered characteristic of suburbanization in North America, Toronto has a distinctive urban form, which is quite different from the U.S. model, and poses different sustainability challenges.

Keywords

Urban Growth Land Development Public Transit Urban Form Municipal Government 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Programme in PlanningUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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