Wayne Caldwell Appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs to the Greenbelt Council
Professor Wayne Caldwell, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development has been appointed by the Minister of Municipal Affairs to the Greenbelt Council.
The Greenbelt Council, chaired by David Crombie, is a government advisory agency, which provides advice on the Greenbelt to the Minister of Municipal Affairs. The council also provides advice on the implementation of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan. The success of the Greenbelt Plan is dependent upon the successful implementation of these and other provincial land use planning initiatives.
The Greenbelt Council is a key part of the government's approach to Greenbelt protection that includes the Greenbelt Act, 2005 and the Greenbelt Area, which permanently protects over 2 million acres of greenspace across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The Greenbelt Plan works together with the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (Growth Plan) to guide land use planning in the region.
Dr. Caldwell is a professor in rural planning and has previously served as Director of the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. He has also served in interim positions as Dean of the Ontario Agricultural College and as Associate Vice-President of research. His interests include planning for agriculture, farmland preservation and community-based approaches to economic and environmental issues. Recent books include Planning for Rural Resilience and Farmland Preservation: Land for Future Generations.
He has served as chair or president of a number of local, provincial and national organizations.