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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....

Cities need new infrastructure to cope with climate change

Cities need new infrastructure to cope with climate change

We’ve all read or heard about crumbling overpasses in Montreal, overburdened water treatment plants in Vancouver, and aging highways in...

Congratulations Dr. Cornelia Sussmann!

Congratulations Dr. Cornelia Sussmann!

Many congratulations to my colleague and co-conspiritor at SCARP, Dr. Cornelia Sussmann. Cornelia finished her Ph.D. this August, unfortunately (for...

The paradox of affordability

The paradox of affordability

The researchers at the Center for Neighbourhood Technology and the Center for Housing Policy have recently added to their impressive...

Double Dutch

Double Dutch

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

The newest City of Vancouver Community Plans

The newest City of Vancouver Community Plans

This year the City of Vancouver will be starting community plans for three neighbourhoods: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodlands....

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

After weeks of predicting a tight race in Alberta’s provincial election, pollsters are scratching their heads. Articles such as “Wildrose on track...

Generational shift: the impact of women on housing

Generational shift: the impact of women on housing

Ever wondered about women’s role in housing trends in Canadian cities? Check out The rise of women’s role in society: Impacts...

Vancouver’s social stalemate

Vancouver’s social stalemate

If anyone needs proof that Vancouver is in a class of its own (our placement on the Most Liveable Cities...

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