Thursday, February 16, 2012

Upcoming South Fraser OnTrax Event / debate on Smart Growth

South Fraser OnTrax would like to invite you to attend a debate on
whether or not Smart Growth principles are needed in the South of the

Todd Litman of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, whose
research has been used by governments worldwide, will be debating
Randal O'Toole who is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and who
has also taught environmental economics at Yale, UC Berkeley, and
Utah State University on the future of land-use and transportation
planning in the South of Fraser. Litman is a strong proponent of
smart growth principals and high-quality public transit while
O’Toole has been an outspoken critic. O’Toole is best known for
being critical of the Portland model of land-use planning and
implementation of light rail. Litman is best known for his research
including the Online TDM [Transportation Demand Management]

OnTrax will be hosting this debate with the support of a City of
Langley grant and this debate will be moderated by Langley Time
editor Frank Buchlotz.

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
7pm to 9pm
Fraser River Presentation Theatre
Township of Langley Municipal Hall
20338 65 Avenue
Langley, BC V2Y 3J1

This free event is open to all members of the public, who will have
the chance to hear both sides of the debate and have the opportunity
to question Litman and O’Toole.

Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Please visit for more information and email to reserve your seat. 

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