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Metro Vancouver’s active transportation trends

Metro Vancouver’s active transportation trends

The results of a two-year partnership, My Health My Community, give us a lot of insight into Metro Vancouver’s active...

The dream is alive in the Great White North

The dream is alive in the Great White North

We can all rest easy. Despite many studies showing increased income inequality and a shrinking middle class in Canada, a...

SCARP welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Susan Fainstein

SCARP welcomes Scholar-in-Residence Susan Fainstein

For the past three years, SCARP has been honoured to have high-profile planning scholars with us for one week under...

Save Transit City

Save Transit City

I’m getting pretty tired of writing about great policies and projects that we’ve proposed in Canada, only to have to...

The politics of health care

The politics of health care

Health care is a polarizing issue; it always has been. Because it is a service that is offered privately in...

“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”....

Does Canada have an Ivy League?

Does Canada have an Ivy League?

There is a lot of debate out there about whether or not there are schools in Canada equivalent to the...

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....

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Most Canadians would deny that theirs is a racist country. Scholars refer to the White Paper (1976) on multiculturalism and...