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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....

Transit City rises from the dead

Transit City rises from the dead

After a special council meeting that lasted all day, Toronto City Council voted yesterday to restore proposed LRT lines to...

The problems with democracy

The problems with democracy

“Rumours of the death of Transit City have been greatly exaggerated.” –Toronto Councillor Joe Mihevc, former vice-chair of the TTC...

Economics 101

Economics 101

Obviously, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford only has a cursory knowledge of economics. He was, after all, elected to “trim the...

To boldly go

To boldly go

The City of Vancouver Housing and Homelessness Strategy, approved Thursday July 28th, is a bold move in the context of...

Highways: Vancouver’s unnecessary evil?

Highways: Vancouver’s unnecessary evil?

Ah, the postwar era. So much blind optimism…so many planning mistakes. Back in the 1960s when highway building was de...

Transit? Who needs it?

Transit? Who needs it?

New Toronto mayor Rob Ford has been making headlines: and not in a good way. Ford has long been a...

The trials of the Burrard Bridge

The trials of the Burrard Bridge

July 13th, 2009 was a long-awaited day for cycling advocates in Vancouver. The Burrard Bridge, one of three bridges connecting...

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation infrastructure have made major impacts on the social and spatial geography of our towns and cities. While...

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

Vancouver City Council recently directed staff to develop policy guidelines to let city dwellers keep chickens in their backyards, which...