Now online: John van Nostrand in Plan Canada

Plan Canada, the journal of the Canadian Institute of Planners, has published SvN Principal John van Nostrand’s article on planning for the mid-Canada corridor, “If We Build It, They Will Stay.” The article was originally published in September 2014 issue of the Walrus.

In this article, van Nostrand makes the observation that, “Eighty percent of the Canadian population lives within 160 km of our southern border. The Far North, though largely unpopulated, has always been part of our national identity… But the millions of square kilometres in between these two areas have represented something of a forgotten zone, even though mid-Canada is quickly becoming the most productive part of the economy, defines our country internationally as a vast reservoir of natural resources, and is home to the majority of First Peoples in Canada… We are in need of a bold national vision, and the thoughtful development of the mid-Canada corridor certainly qualifies.”

Plan Canada has made the article available to download, print or read online here.

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