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FIGURE 4 Toronto’s Transit City Light Rail Plan

signal systems and the subway cars—a cost-effective and simple way to add significant potential to already busy lines.


Future strategies should not focus only on economic or environmental sustainability. Social sustainability must also be at the forefront of a city’s planning strategies. The city of Toronto calls it prosperity, livability, and opportunity.

Environmental strategies can provide many skilled-job opportunities. Together with trade unions, Toronto has developed strategies to help train young people in low-income neighborhoods with the skills needed to obtain jobs. Combining all these effects, the strategy will help meet important environmental goals, create jobs, and support social sustainability.

Toronto isn’t alone—city strategies from around the world, with the support of innovative engineers, can achieve the same thing on a large international scale.

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