Reflections on planning: Pennsylvania vs. Ontario

Jennifer Ball, Emily Brockie, Wayne J. Caldwell, Joanne Marks, Mike Nelson, Jay Parsons, Harold Rudy, Shawna Stonehouse, Sandra Weber, Claire Weir, Melanie Williams, Vancouver Island University-Royal Roads University (+1 others)
This article compares a number of rural planning issues and approaches in Pennsylvania and Ontario. The discussion focuses on issues related to the preservation of agricultural lands, urban growth boundaries, property rights, and the role of local and state/ provincial government. In Pennsylvania, extensive citizen involvement has led to a high level of public "ownership" of planning. Planning in Pennsylvania has also made significant progress in the use of voluntary programs and finan cial
more » ... ntives, such as the purchase of development rights to protect agricultural lands. Compared with Ontario, however, the use of planning regulations in rural areas has been less successful, providing much less coordination of these regulations at the local, county and state levels.
doi:10.25316/ir-410 fatcat:fd2wxysu35holmh3spuzzblwly