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How Planning Can Help Dogs and Humans Co-Exist
Barbarou Carou and Bria Aird write for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute on the subject of a side effect of increasing activation of the public realm and park space in Toronto: In addition to parks full of people and families, "parks are also having to address another energetic, rapidly growing and noisy population: dogs."
The question posed by the headline is more provocative with phrasing: "Has the public realm gone to the dogs?"
Carou and Aird focus on the potential solutions and strategies available to planners as the tackle the issues raised by thousands of dog owners and animal lovers packed into a dense urban neighborhood.