Leading Urbanists Adopt Charter Calling for a New Canadian Urban Model

After 5 years of debate, and much handwringing over the use of the word "sprawl", the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) adopted a Charter for Canadian Urbanism at its 5th annual summit in Halifax.

"This past month saw a seminal moment in a growing movement for a better Canadian urbanism," writes Brent Toderian, founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism. "In Halifax at the 5th annual Summit of the Council for Canadian Urbanism  or 'CanU,' the Board ratified, & summit-ers had the honour of being the first to sign, our Charter for Canadian Urbanism!

"Framed as a call to action and intended to inspire, the Charter makes it clear that a new city-building model is needed in Canada," he explains. As the Charter states:

This model is based on complete, compact, mixed-use, inter-connected, and vibrant neighbourhoods that prioritize sustainable and healthy mobility choices – walking, biking and transit. This new model will replace the unsustainable, use-separated, low-density, car-oriented model of the past.

Full Story: Charter for Canadian Urbanism Signed in Halifax

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