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Urban design

Congratulations to my students, winners of the CMHC National Student Competition for Affordable Rental Housing!

Congratulations to my students, winners of the CMHC National Student Competition for Affordable Rental Housing!

I’m thrilled to announce that four of my students from the urban design/environmental planning studio have won the Canada Mortgage...

Tackling affordable rental housing in studio

Tackling affordable rental housing in studio

It’s fall, which means that my fourth year undergraduate planning studio at Dalhousie University’s School of Planning is working on...

Mulgrave Park studio: The final product

Mulgrave Park studio: The final product

Public housing developments across Canada have been targeted for redevelopment for a complex set of reasons: designed in the 1950s...

Mulgrave Park studio

Mulgrave Park studio

At the Dalhousie School of Planning, students in our Bachelor of Community Design have two chances to work on a...

Ottawa launches video on parking standards

Ottawa launches video on parking standards

In what Planetizen called “The Citizen Kane of Parking Cartoons”, the City of Ottawa just launched a video that explains...

The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan: a lesson in communication

The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan: a lesson in communication

You’ve spent several few hours of your time attending public meetings hosted by your municipality on the development of a...

Why tearing down 1.7km of the Gardiner Expressway is the cheapest option

Why tearing down 1.7km of the Gardiner Expressway is the cheapest option

Today, Toronto City Councillors received a staff report that could have major implications on a longstanding issue: what to do...

University of Toronto celebrates 125 years of Architecture and 65 years of Landscape Architecture

University of Toronto celebrates 125 years of Architecture and 65 years of Landscape Architecture

125 years ago this year, the Department of Architecture at U of T began (1890). Landscape Architecture courses first began in...

How dense should Eglington be?

How dense should Eglington be?

With the Eglington Crosstown LRT scheduled for completion by 2020, developers are eyeing sites along its 19km length. Eglington is...

Walking Queen Street

Walking Queen Street

Yesterday urban planners Asher Mercer (Urban ID Consulting) and Edward Nixon (EN Consulting Group) hosted a walk along Queen Street...

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