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http://www.agriculturalurbanism.com/examples.php is the link to a large housing development (2000 units) on prime agricultural farmand that doubles as very important wildfowl habitat in British Columbia's Boundary Bay (an major stopover on the Pacific Flyway migratory route that draws 4.2 million birds a year).
A mere 4% of BC's land base is suitable for agriculture, and much of that is already being paved by the Gordon Campbell government.
British Columbia's Food Self-Reliance Report (2006) indicated BC will need 240,000 additional acres of urban (irrigated) farmland and 1 million additional acres of rangeland if we are to be able to feed ourselves by 2025.
BC's Fraser Valley can just about everything except more farmland. The real story about this develoment is on the facebook sites Farmland Defence League of BC and Save Our Southlands.