The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 19, 2005 08:00 ET

Media Advisory - Wendell Cox, demographic and transport consultant, to speak on "Myths About Urban Growth and the Toronto Greenbelt"

TORONTO, Jan. 19 - Wendell Cox, internationally-recognized
demographic and transport consultant, will speak on Friday, January 21, at a
Fraser Institute event in Toronto, on "Myths About Urban Growth and the
Toronto Greenbelt".
Urban growth, labelled "sprawl" by its critics, has become a heated issue
across Canada. In Ontario, the McGuinty government has designated a massive
7,000 square km greenbelt, and appointed a Greenbelt Task Force to develop
policies intended to slow, or stop, growth around Ontario's Golden Horseshoe.
Cox will debunk the major myths about urban growth, including the idea
that transit can replace automobiles as a dominant mode of transportation,
that suburbs inflict increased costs on core cities, cause more pollution, and
create an unnatural separation between housing and employment. Cox will also
review the findings of his Fraser Institute study released in December 2004,
Myths About Urban Growth and the Toronto Greenbelt.

Cox is the principal of Wendell Cox Consultancy in metropolitan
St. Louis. He is also a visiting professor at the Conservatoire National des
Arts et Metiers in Paris and has completed projects in North America,
Australasia, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

Date: Friday, January 21, 2005

Time: 12:15 pm-1:30 pm
(Cox will speak from 12:15 pm-1:00 pm, followed by
30 minutes of questions)

Location: Boardroom -- Fraser Institute Ontario Office
3rd Floor, 1491 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario

Interested media are invited to attend.

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