David was recently invited to Halifax to speak about greenbelting Halifax. Condemning mushrooming suburban growth as a “great failed experiment,” Toronto-based attorney David Donnelly is joining forces with the Our HRM Alliance to push for a full-on greenbelt around Halifax.
Our HRM Alliance says that a greenbelt would both preserve local ecosystems and redirect growth to downtown cores, suburban main streets and rural areas across Halifax Regional Municipality.
“The planner in me says: get the true cost-accounting of urban sprawl and then your decision is easy. Let people live downtown and in existing settlement areas and save taxpayers a lot of money,” Donnelly told the Chronicle Herald.
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