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Canada's coolest cities : mitigating climate change through urban form and transportation planning in Canada's largest urban areas : technical report

Author: Alison Bailie; Claire Beckstead; Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development.
Publisher: Drayton Valley, Alta. : Pembina Institute, 2010
Series: DesLibris., Documents collection.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bailie; Claire Beckstead; Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development.
OCLC Number: 659391703
Notes: Cover title.
"May 2010."
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 49 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Canada's coolest cities. 1. Introduction --
1.1. Objectives --
1.2. Climate change science --
1.2.1. Science-based reduction targets --
1.2.2. Potential impacts in Canada --
1.3. Structure of report --
2. Which cities? How to measure cool? 2.1. Choosing urban areas --
2.1.1. Census metropolitan areas (CMAS) --
2.1.2. Core city --
2.1.3. Population of census metropolitan areas compared with core cities --
2.2. Indicators of cool --
2.2.1. Indicators at the core city scope --
2.2.2. Indicators at the census metropolitan area scope --
2.2.3. Indicators that were not included --
3. Overview and findings from cities. 3.1. Findings from interviews --
3.1.1. Common goals and approaches --
3.1.2. Common concerns --
3.1.3. Responses to interview questions --
3.2. Cool factors --
3.3. Quantitative findings --
3.3.1. Travel choice by commuters --
3.3.2. Bicycle facilities --
3.3.3. Public transit service --
3.3.4. Conclusions for cities --
4. How cool are the metropolitan areas? 4.1. Overall findings --
4.2. CMA comparisons --
4.2.1. Fraction of population living in neighbourhoods with medium and high residential density --
4.2.2. Average distance travelled by commuters --
4.2.3. Commuters using transit, biking or walking --
5. Getting even cooler --
References. Appendix A: Choice of indicators --
List of figures. Figure 1. Population of census metropolitan areas (CMAS) and core cities in 2006 --
Figure 2. Fraction of commuters travelling by transit, biking or walking --
Figure 3. Population in 2001 and growth through 2006 for each CMA and core city --
Figure 4. Populations living in neighbourhoods with medium residential density, by CMA --
Figure 5. Populations living in neighbourhoods with high residential density, by CMA --
Figure 6. Average distance travelled by commuters, by CMA --
Figure 7. Share of commuters using transit, biking or walking, by CMA --
List of tables. Table 1. Cool factor by core city --
Table 2. Five key actions --
Table 3. Census metropolitan areas and the municipalities in their boundaries --
Table 4. Quantitative indicators used at the core city scope --
Table 5. Quantitative indicators used at the CMA scope --
Table 6. Categories for residential density by neighbourhood --
Table 7. Desired indicators not included in this report --
Table 8. Cool factor by core city --
Table 9. Bike facilities in each city --
Table 10. Public transit trips and service --
Table 11. CMA comparisons --
Table 12. Five key actions --
Table 13. Recommended priorities for progress on all five actions --
Table 14. Example ideas for key actions --
Table 15. Quantitative indicators for objective 1 --
Table 16. Additional desired indicators for objective 1 --
Table 17. Capacity indicators for objective 2 --
Table 18. Interview questions.
Series Title: DesLibris., Documents collection.
Responsibility: Alison Bailie, Claire Beckstead.
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