Big Move #1: Low-Carbon Development

By 2050, 90% of residents can access their daily needs and efficient transit within an easy walk/roll. POLICY OPTIONS: 1A - 10-Minute City Intensify growth in city cores and slow growth in outskirts by planning most new developments in existing neighborhoods  Concentrate, where possible, housing in areas well-served by transit, cycling, and walking networks to make it easier to walk and bike for daily needs 1B - Hidden Housing Solutions Encourage or require new single and semi-detached homes to be ‘secondary suite-ready’ Permit up to two accessory dwelling units per single family home along transit corridors and commercial areas and TRU (e.g. a ground floor suite & a laneway home) 1C - Green New Neighbourhoods Encourage or require higher sustainable development standards for new subdivisions through incentives or regulations (examples below): -Homes built in new neighbourhoods must achieve a higher standard of energy efficiency and/or use a low carbon energy system for space and water heating -Require enhanced protection and/or restoration of healthy ecosystems impacted by the development of new neighborhoods (e.g. green stormwater infrastructure, tree canopy requirements) 1D - Urban Containment Create an urban containment boundary that encompasses existing developed areas of the city (i.e. new development will occur only in previously developed areas of the city)
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