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Updates on the National Housing Strategy

Updates on the National Housing Strategy

As most of you know, Canadians will soon have a National Housing Strategy. At this point, the federal government in...

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

For students in my Housing Policy class, this experience was different from their usual lectures and quizzes. The two teams, each...

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program

As most of you know, I’m currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon at the Department of Planning,...

German cities adapt quickly to new refugees

German cities adapt quickly to new refugees

By now we’ve all heard about the Syrian refugee crisis and listened to the arguments for and against welcoming high...

Federal Transit Administration awards 21 TOD Planning Awards in pilot program

Federal Transit Administration awards 21 TOD Planning Awards in pilot program

Last week the US Federal Transit Administration Transit-Oriented Planning Pilot Program awarded 21 grants for comprehensive planning work in 17...

Should we regulate real estate speculation?

Should we regulate real estate speculation?

Real estate speculation happens across the country, but is particularly popular in our largest cities. Some say foreign ownership and...

Vancouver’s CACs do little to supply affordable housing

Vancouver’s CACs do little to supply affordable housing

Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) are one of the contributions developers are required to make in Vancouver to support affordable housing,...

Untapped demand for transit-accessible housing

Untapped demand for transit-accessible housing

According to the 2014 Home Location Preference Survey, conducted in the Toronto area by Environics for RBC and the Pembina...

Most population growth in Canadian suburbs

Most population growth in Canadian suburbs

A new report by David Gordon and Isaac Shirokoff at Queen’s University School of Urban and Regional Planning has found...

Big City Mayor’s Caucus targets affordable housing

Big City Mayor’s Caucus targets affordable housing

“Canada’s housing challenges are too big and too complex for any single order of government to solve on its own....

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