This report provides preliminary guidance to the NRTEE in determining the potential benefits & risks associated with pursuing a number of indicators-based initiatives aimed at advancing the goal of the proposed Urban Sustainability Program. The report pays particularly attention to the Program's proposed Track 2, focusing on the development of indicators of criteria related to urban sustainability, livability and competitiveness.
This paper seeks to stimulate discussion options for the NRTEE to suggest to the minister of Finance in developing Budget 2001. It first describes individual policy proposals which could be put forward by the NRTEE as potential elements of the next Budget. All focus on specific ways in which the Federal government could help to reshape current patterns of community development to increase sustainability. Second, the paper sets out possible elements of a broad policy statement to be developed in the future consultation with stakeholder groups preferably by the NRTEE itself.