The city of Surrey was chosen as a study area because its community plan addresses its dynamic growth in the context of the LRSP (City of Surrey 1996).
At the regional level, the city has a growth management framework that is linked to Metro Vancouver's LRSP. This study's aim is to compare the BNAS model simulation outcomes with those presented by the LRSP management policies and Surrey's land-use plan (see Figure 6).
Acknowledgements I thank Julio Rotemberg and Neil Wallace for their comments on an earlier version of this article, seminar participants at Universite de Sherbrooke, LRSP
. GREQAM, UQAM, the 60th International Atlantic Economic conference, 6-9 October, 2005, New York, NY, and the 2004 Workshop on New Directions in Macroeconomics (Vancouver, Canada) and Steven Ambler, Pierre Fortin, Stephane Pallage, Cheng Wang and Christian Zimmermann.