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THE THEME: SATURATED CITIES

World population growth, which is expected to continue for a few more decades before peaking in the second half of this century, is accompanied by migration to cities. The cities and their areas of influence will therefore be under pressure to receive more people, until eventual stabilization. To what challenges will this phenomenon confront cities and what does this mean for Canadian cities?

These forecasts have significant meanings for regional economic growth. Changes in urban forms are also expected to adapt to population growth. Managing the mobility of individuals on a global scale will also become central to cities. What powers will different entities, including cities, have to deal with the phenomenon of this anticipated saturation?

The Sub-themes

Unorganized urban growth, which may tend towards a low-density land-use pattern resulting in an increase in urban sprawl or towards hyper-densification, presents several challenges in urban planning, resource consumption adaptation to...

The city’s implicit connection to growth is most famously described by Harvey Molotch, who claimed that its sole political and economic purpose is growth (Moloch, 1976). While the growth of urban territories and their populations has...

Today’s cities are adapting to situations of local and global competition for resources, investment, livability and talent. In this context, cities and their residents are redefining their authority, autonomy, boundaries and...

The increase in the population of a city may not be the only indicator of its level of "saturation", other factors may be taken into consideration: the number of students, tourists, temporary workers or refugees. Who will...

Unorganized urban growth, which may tend towards a low-density land-use pattern resulting in an increase in urban sprawl or towards hyper-densification, presents several challenges in urban planning, resource consumption adaptation to...

The city’s implicit connection to growth is most famously described by Harvey Molotch, who claimed that its sole political and economic purpose is growth (Moloch, 1976). While the growth of urban territories and their populations has...

Today’s cities are adapting to situations of local and global competition for resources, investment, livability and talent. In this context, cities and their residents are redefining their authority, autonomy, boundaries and...

The increase in the population of a city may not be the only indicator of its level of "saturation", other factors may be taken into consideration: the number of students, tourists, temporary workers or refugees. Who will...

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