Summary: Illustrates how municipalities are being forced to adjust their approach to to economic development.
Summary: Presents important issues faced by municipal representatives in the 1982 election.
Summary: Examines the phenomenon of bachelorettes (furnished, one-room rental units) and consequences for housing in Toronto.
Summary: Analyzes the Downtown Revitalization Program, which allocates provincial funds to municipalities engaged in commercial development of the downtown area.
Summary: Outlines the major issues faced by municipal representatives in Metropolitan Toronto, London, Hamilton, Ottawa, Windsor, and Sudbury in the 1978 Municipal Elections.
Summary: Municipalities can play a larger role in more efficient use of energy and establishment of renewable resources, to reduce the energy waste crisis.
Summary: The Planning Act Review and Comay Report challenge municipal councils to make use of increased authority, and provincial government to develop effective more effective planning policies.
Summary: Reviews and analyses various proposed uses for the Toronto Island Airport site. Examines how this issue emerged, what means have been adopted to resolve it, and what evidence is available to support other proposed uses.
Summary: Report based on the Food For the Cities Conference, examining the issue of farmland protection in Ontario. Assesses the need for new provincial land use policies.
Summary: Discusses the implications of the reduction of land used for farming and the possible policies that can be used in order to retain agricultural land and food independence.
Summary: Describes the Provincial government's approach to regional property development, regional government and local government fiscal reform. Identifies the need for more clarity in policies going forward.
Summary: Study of the state of the rental housing market in Toronto, with an emphasis on the scope of basic need and the nature and size of the population group for assisted rental housing.
Summary: Analysis of the Metroplan's goal to reduce dependency on downtown Toronto and instead establish another major centre in Scarborough and North Yonge.
Summary: Examines actions taken by various municipalities across Canada to manage urban growth.
Summary: Scan of major elections issues in 1976.
Summary: Comprehensive survey of leisure activities and priorities among apartment dwellers in London, Ontario.
Summary: Study of citizen participation, with a focus on on citizen groups whose chief concern is local government decisions about the physical environment.
Summary: Scan of major elections issues in 1974.
Summary: Summarizes the proceedings of a seminar sponsored by the BMR. Examines new town development and its effects on growth patterns, population, and urbanization.
Summary: Programme from the Bureau of Municipal Research's 1974 meeting and seminar. Seminar topics include urbanization, land, planning, property development, issues facing Pickering, and city government in general.
Summary: Discusses urban growth as a problem for prosperity, how it has been tackled in Canada, the US and Europe, and what Toronto should do next.
Summary: The bureau is sceptical about the possibility of making planning progress with the new Metroplan project. This project requires civic engagement in many different areas in the city without enough centralized and professional planning capacity - while endorsing unclear consultation models.
Summary: Suggests that the plan for large-scale East-West beltline routes is falling apart.
Summary: Documents shortcomings of the urban land development process and suggests that public land banking (i.e. large-scale assembly of land in advance of price inflation by urbanization) could be used in Ontario to alleviate some of these problems.
Summary: Investigates the effects of property tax on land use planning. Suggests possible alternative tax structures for Ontario.
Summary: Draws attention to major election issues in 1972.
Summary: Suggests that discrepancies between compensation schemes in Federal and Provincial legislation challenge the development plan to build an airport or new community project in North Pickering.
Summary: The Bureau suggests possible changes to improve inadequate supervision of quality control in residential construction.
Summary: Analysis of current and planned residential bonus system and endorsement of the need for a more flexible system in future.