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Vancouverisms

Vancouverisms

rain: a type of precipitation that is common in Vancouver from September to May, but is not acknowledged by Vancouverites. Ex.:...

More on decreased car ownership

More on decreased car ownership

Decreased car ownership rates among youth and increased transit use in several US cities are certainly not widespread, but each...

Renting the American Dream

Renting the American Dream

An interesting development has been sweeping away the iconic ideal of homeownership in the US. It isn’t a new idea,...

Youth and young adults increasingly car-free

Youth and young adults increasingly car-free

A couple of years ago, when I presented the results of my Masters thesis on the social travel patterns of...

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Most Canadians would deny that theirs is a racist country. Scholars refer to the White Paper (1976) on multiculturalism and...

Now it’s really over: Margaret Wente says the car-free culture is here to stay

Now it’s really over: Margaret Wente says the car-free culture is here to stay

I wrote recently about the end of GM, and noted that many advocates of sustainable transportation were looking forward to...

R.I.P. G.M.

R.I.P. G.M.

General Motors, the world’s largest car manufacturer from 1931 to 2008, filed for bankruptcy today. In consequence of its receiving...