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Attitudes & behaviour

“Where are you from?”: A mini-treatise

“Where are you from?”: A mini-treatise

I presented a paper at the Metropolis conference on immigration and migration in Halifax today. It was an inspiring day...

SHIFT: Streets

SHIFT: Streets

I’m live blogging today from the Dalhousie University SHIFT conference. This student-organized conference began Thursday March 1st and ends today. On...

Undoing Ford’s damage

Undoing Ford’s damage

John Tory hasn’t been sworn in as mayor yet, but he’s already trying to undo some of the damage Rob...

Vote carefully…very very carefully. But read first

Vote carefully…very very carefully. But read first

Municipal elections are still over a month away, so voters have plenty of time for a little light reading. I...

Happy Abdication Day!

Happy Abdication Day!

Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) is one of the biggest holidays of the year in The Netherlands. The Queen often honours citizens for exceptional service to...

Public approval of density

Public approval of density

My generation, which represents one-quarter of Ontario’s population and 70% of inner Toronto’s population growth since 2006, is finally making...

Out on a technicality

Out on a technicality

In what is possibly the biggest municipal story this year, Toronto mayor Rob Ford will be removed from office by...

Ever wonder why the Santa Claus Parade is in the middle of November?

Ever wonder why the Santa Claus Parade is in the middle of November?

Sinterklaas arrived in Amsterdam today, November 18th–not coincidentally, the same day as the Santa Claus Parade in many Canadian cities....

Parking still a problem, even when it’s bikes

Parking still a problem, even when it’s bikes

Anyone who’s visited Amsterdam could tell you that while it’s “the capital of European biking”, it has serious parking problems....

Double Dutch

Double Dutch

Settling into The Netherlands has been full of unexpected encounters and insights: waiting in interminable lines, adjusting to hordes of...

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