SvN Founding Principal John van Nostrand delivered a session on planning in the mid-Canada corridor at this year’s Canadian Institute of Planners conference, which took place June 27-30 in Saskatoon. The slides from “Planning in the Mid-Canada / Boreal Corridor” are now available online, as are co-presenter Craig Purves’s slides on “Labrador West: Navigating the Boom & Bust in the Mid-Canada Corridor.” Craig is the Director of Planning & Development for the Town of Labrador City.
In this session, convention delegates learned about one of Canada’s most important – and least recognized – areas of high growth and development, and what lessons learned mean for planning at all levels of government. The session also covered current and projected population growth in the Corridor, and what it will require in terms of future infrastructure and housing. Mid-Canada is home to most of our rapidly-expanding Aboriginal populations and John outlined some of their expectations.