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Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Civic crowdfunding in Hamilton

Funding shortfalls are common among cities, as this year’s municipal elections have shown. While many governments are turning to public-private...

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...

Skeptics reluctant to board the Ford train

Skeptics reluctant to board the Ford train

As promised, new Toronto mayor Rob Ford has taken significant steps to kill Transit City, Toronto’s plan to build several...

Elite? or just educated?

Elite? or just educated?

Having spent some time working in the US and frequently immersed in American academic journals and conferences, I am well...

“Shovel readiness” necessary for federal transit funding

“Shovel readiness” necessary for federal transit funding

In the last few months we’ve seen the birth of another useless media term related to urban planning: “shovel readiness”....

Funding inequities make a big difference in PhD studies

Funding inequities make a big difference in PhD studies

In a previous post, I joked about the obvious discrepancies in funding between humanities/social sciences and natural sciences…and I say...

The “haves” and “have-nots” at Canadian universities

The “haves” and “have-nots” at Canadian universities

If you’re a Canadian university student, there’s an easy way to tell where your faculty stands in the university’s hierarchy....

How many levels of government does it take to build an LRT line?

How many levels of government does it take to build an LRT line?

TransLink’s recent decision to delay construction of the Evergreen Line yet again illustrates the difficulty the regional agency has in...

Transportation planning in Metro Vancouver

Transportation planning in Metro Vancouver

TransLink, the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, is responsible for roads, bridges, public transit, and cycling in the Vancouver...