Have you read the August 31, 2016 edition of The Paris Chronicle or The St. George Lance? You’ll find a refreshing take on the proposed Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment in an editorial by The Neptis Foundation.
Neptis does research, analysis and mapping on how Canadian urban regions come to be and work. Find out more at: http://www.neptis.org/.
Neptis found that “while Brantford’s population grew by 7% from 2007 and 2011, the city has seen a loss of residents in central urban neighbourhoods.”
“Brantford’s employment grew by about 7% from 2001 to 2011. But, it lost more than 1,500 core jobs in the downtown and more than 1.600 core jobs in the employment lands on the east side of the city. ‘Core’ jobs are those that go beyond just servicing the population and bring in money from outside the area.”
“Since 2006, Brantford has set aside more than 1,600 hectares of land for expansion up to 2031.” The proposed boundary adjustment “adds even more land to the future urban area of Brantford and removes incentives to revitalize more central neighbourhoods that have seen population and job losses.”
Hmm, you have to wonder way these findings haven’t appeared in Brantford media.
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