Smart Growth Forum: Road Pricing & Smart Growth Forum Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto -- December 2, 2010Transportation planning and land use planning are two sides of the same coin. Therefore, the 4th Transport Futures Forum will expand on what road pricing can do for modal shift, congestion reduction, pollution and infrastructure funding by focusing on what it can do for smart growth.Given the importance of Ontario’s Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Greenbelt Act and Metrolinx’s “Big Move”, could road pricing help the province meet density targets, accelerate transit-oriented development, convert brownfields and protect green space? How might a comprehensive tolling policy influence development industry strategies and consumer real estate preferences, costs and travel destinations? These are a couple of the tough questions that we'll debate with the assistance of our distinguished experts. Here is a quick snapshot of what you can expect to learn from them:
Dr. Robin Lindsey from UBC will give a provocative overview of road tolling and its relationship to land use planning in Canada and around the world;
Dr. Alex Anas from the State University of New York provides cutting-edge research on US congestion, road pricing and urban sprawl;
Ms. Sue Flack of MRC McLean Hazel examines the pros and cons of European road pricing and its impact on development patterns;
Dr. Richard Soberman of Trimap Communications takes a critical look at travel demand and urban form in the Greater Toronto Area.
For more information, and to register, please see the Transport Futures website.