BY ELIZABETH MURPHY, SPECIAL TO THE SUN SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
Excerpt: Urban sprawl will not be contained until there is legislation that better prevents development into the green zones of agricultural, forested and conservation areas.
Some have argued that we need to dramatically increase growth and density in urban areas to stop urban sprawl. However, without stabilizing legislation, urban sprawl will actually increase as more development pressure is placed on urban areas.
Elizabeth Murphy is a former property development officer for the City of Vancouver’s Housing & Properties Department; she ran for councillor with Neighbourhoods for a Sustainable Vancouver (NSV) in the 2011 Vancouver civic election.