Infrastructure and urban development

Sustainable population growth will require renewed investments in infrastructure and cities. This includes all kinds of infrastructure, such as affordable housing, digital infrastructure, and urban infrastructure like public transit.

Indicators in this section assess how we will meet the needs of a growing population through infrastructure and urban development.

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The report provides greater analysis on the state of infrastructure in Canada and highlights issues that have been exacerbated as a result of Covid-19. It emphasizes the need to address aging infrastructure and to establish the right conditions for the healthy and sustainable growth of cities.

Investment in infrastructure
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
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Statistics Canada
State of infrastructure
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
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World Economic Forum
Housing affordability
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Access to broadband internet
Direction Canada is trending
On track
Where Canada is at
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Why it matters
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Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
Quality of broadband internet
Direction Canada is trending
Falling behind
Where Canada is at
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OECD
Population density in metropolitan areas
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
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Why it matters
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OECD
Income inequality in metropolitan areas
Direction Canada is trending
Needs attention
Where Canada is at
Target
Why it matters
Data Sources
OECD
Infrastructure and urban development indicators
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