North America's urban ills are many and varied, from suburban sprawl and the excessive use of the automobile, to urban decay, blight, street crime, and declining population in the inner cities. These problems are intensified in urban communities along and north of the 45th parallel: the winter-cities of the US and Canada.
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In early 2012, the executive leadership of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) set the wheels in motion to develop a strategic plan for the organization. It had been six years since the introduction of the previous plan, Moving Toward The Living City, which articulated a comprehensive vision for the organization. Now it was time to build on that earlier document with a new roadmap into the future. Though undoubtedly a big job, the task seemed straightforward – devise a plan that will guide the actions of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority in pursuit of its mission over the coming years.