Ontario's Greenbelt in an International Context: Comparing Ontario's Greenbelt to its Counterparts in Europe and North America

February 2008

Ontario’s Greenbelt is positioned to be the most successful and most useful Greenbelt in the world. This study outlines and explores six international areas in Europe and North America that have established greenbelts near rapidly growing urban areas. What can be learned from the policies and activities resulting in successes or proven challenges within these jurisdictions? [The fifth installment in the Occasional Paper Series presented by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation.] "Ontario's Greenbelt in an International Context: Comparing Ontario’s Greenbelt to its Counterparts in Europe and North America" by Maureen Carter-Whitney of the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP).

A Note on the Series

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  • viable agriculture and viticulture;
  • vibrant rural communities; and,
  • a restored and protected natural environment.

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