DSpace Repository

Engaging Citizens in Sustainable Development Policy in Regional Planning: A Comparative Study of the Regional Municipalities of York (Ontario) and Wood Buffalo (Alberta)

Engaging Citizens in Sustainable Development Policy in Regional Planning: A Comparative Study of the Regional Municipalities of York (Ontario) and Wood Buffalo (Alberta)

Show full item record

Title: Engaging Citizens in Sustainable Development Policy in Regional Planning: A Comparative Study of the Regional Municipalities of York (Ontario) and Wood Buffalo (Alberta)
Author: Malik, Nabil
Identifier: MESMP02550
Abstract: This paper explores whether changes in direct settlement patterns by recent visible minority immigrants influence the development and implementation of sustainability planning policy—the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP)—for two regional municipalities in Canada—York (Ontario) and Wood Buffalo (Alberta). Since 2005, having ICSPs has been required in Canada; furthermore, it has become a well-documented fact that Canada's current population growth is largely attributed to migration by ethnic visible minority immigrants. While historically, immigrants settled in traditional urban areas (i.e. Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver), recent immigrants are increasingly directly settling in suburban regions. As such, sustainability and sustainable development are the site of policy and politics at which this study will examine public engagement and consultation practices of the two regional municipalities, in regards to their changing social composition. Specifically, this study is interested in whether there has been culturally appropriate and adequate response by the two regional municipalities to the change in social composition that has occurred through migration by recent visible ethnic minority immigrants in terms of public engagement and consultation in the development and implementation process of their respective ICSPs.
Type: Major paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/30277
Citation: Major Paper, Master of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
Date: 2014

Files in this item



This item appears in the following Collection(s)