A reader from the Town of Ajax, Ontario responded to last issue’s article on intensification and sustainability, providing us with a practical example of how the Town is integrating ecological, watershed and land use planning. Ajax is faced with a fixed urban area boundary. In addition, sustainable growth is at the forefront of the town’s Official Plan, which aims to establish principles, goals and policies to govern long-term growth and the future urban structure. It is expected that Ajax will grow to its capacity population by 2021, and future growth will need to be accommodated through intensification. Though the Town’s plan offers a fine example of how public and private transportation, land use and built environment design can be addressed through a Municipal plan, Ajax may in fact be the exception and not the rule.