Climate Energy Environment

Urban Sprawl: Ontario’s Oil Sands

Urban sprawl creates congestion, drives our air and climate pollution and destroys wetlands, woodlands and farmland.

It worsens our climate crisis, and so one of the best things municipalities can do is to stop urban sprawl.

Here are the slides from my keynote presentation to the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. To see the temperature spiral run on slide 30, the source is Climate Lab Book.

Many more details are available in chapter 4 of my last energy report, available on the reports page at

2 replies on “Urban Sprawl: Ontario’s Oil Sands”

Ontario’s plans to pave the Greenbelt and subject sensitive wetlands and farmlands to developers and urban sprawl is reprehensible.

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