Sustainable Prosperity (SP) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the 2015 coordinated review of four provincial plans working to manage growth, protect the environment and stimulate the economy of Ontario’s Greater Golden Horseshoe region. Land use planning is a complex and multi-dimension field. SP’s research is focused on the role of public policy to set price signals that support sustainable land use choices. The research summarized in this submission offers suggestions for how market based instruments can be applied in the context of the goals identified for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

The intention of this submission is not to provide a comprehensive brief on all aspects of the wide-ranging Land Use Planning Review, but rather to summarize and highlight SP research that is relevant to the goals and questions listed in the Our Region, Our Community, Our Home discussion paper.