Locating Barriers To and Opportunities For Implementing Low Impact Development Within a Governance and Policy Framework in Southern Ontario

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Locating Barriers To and Opportunities For Implementing Low Impact Development Within a Governance and Policy Framework in Southern Ontario

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dc.contributor.advisor Landman, Karen
dc.contributor.author Assad, Nick
dc.date 2012-04-12
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-30T15:17:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-30T15:17:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-04-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3533
dc.description.abstract Low impact development (LID), the practice of preserving and restoring natural water cycles in urban development, is considered the next step in stormwater management. Policy and governance play a strong role in the adoption of LID. There has been progress in implementing LID in the Greater Toronto Area but less progress in Southern Ontario in general. This research identifies barriers and opportunities to implementing LID in the context of policy and governance in Southern Ontario. The barriers, opportunities, and policy are identified using a focused literature review, then verified and further explored through key informant interviews. Data are synthesised to produce an Enhanced Governance Model (EGM) for implementing LID. The EGM is evaluated by key informants and further refined. Findings show that public education and provincial-level standards are fundamental to widespread adoption of LID. Five opportunities for jurisdictional integration in stormwater governance are identified and their implications discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Green infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Stormwater management en_US
dc.subject Low impact development en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Governance en_US
dc.title Locating Barriers To and Opportunities For Implementing Low Impact Development Within a Governance and Policy Framework in Southern Ontario en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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