Pamela Blais led a session entitled Achieving Sustainable Communities: Not Without Better Price Signals!

Presentation Summary: Creating denser, livable communities that are inherently sustainable has been a central thrust of planning for many years now. Yet the critical role of price signals in creating sustainable communities is severely under-appreciated. At present, price signals actively undermine denser, more efficient urban forms and planning policy, and actively encourage less efficient and sustainable urban forms. But price signals can be reformed to become strong drivers of sustainable communities. This session will explain this idea, and provide practical examples showing how this can be done.

The session will take place on Tuesday, July 12th at 10:45. Pamela will be joined by Jim Baird, Commissioner of Development Services, Town of Markham, Ontario, who will discuss smart pricing mechanisms in the Town of Markham.

For more information on the conference, click here.