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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...

Housing innovations: the past is the future

Housing innovations: the past is the future

The home building industry may not have recovered in the US, but apartment construction is making a comeback. Within a...

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Talk about timing. A few weeks ago, in time for provincial elections in Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador,...

The future is now: Metro Vancouver’s Moving Forward plan

The future is now: Metro Vancouver’s Moving Forward plan

In an article in today’s Vancouver Sun (“Seven mayors weigh in–The case for funding public transit”, October 4, 2011), seven regional...

The bell tolls for Jack Layton

The bell tolls for Jack Layton

Less than four short months ago, I stood at the back of a standing-room-only crowd in a film studio in...

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...

Skeptics reluctant to board the Ford train (Part II)

Skeptics reluctant to board the Ford train (Part II)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was elected last fall on a promise to “trim the fat from City Hall”. Easier said...

Our newest graduates: Dr. Leslie Shieh and Dr. Janice Barry

Our newest graduates: Dr. Leslie Shieh and Dr. Janice Barry

A couple of weeks ago, we had what was probably the two busiest weeks in SCARP history. Susan Fainstein was...

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...

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

About a year ago, I wrote extensively about Bill C-304, the much-needed Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing...

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