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Rental housing in Canadian cities: policies and innovation

Rental housing in Canadian cities: policies and innovation

Canadian municipalities have a vested interest in rental housing, and some have been very innovative in their policies, programs, and...

Working towards policy innovation in Nova Scotia

Working towards policy innovation in Nova Scotia

I’m pleased to announce that I have just been appointed a Founding Fellow of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and...

Planning in high school? Black Business Initiative partners with Dalhousie

Planning in high school? Black Business Initiative partners with Dalhousie

Last Friday, May 18th, the Dalhousie School of Planning was thrilled to offer a workshop for African Nova Scotian high...

An Independent Review of Halifax’s CentrePlan: Jennifer Keesmaat

An Independent Review of Halifax’s CentrePlan: Jennifer Keesmaat

Jennifer Keesmaat, former director of planning for the City of Toronto, has conducted an independent review of the proposed Halifax...

Laneway housing could finally happen in Toronto

Laneway housing could finally happen in Toronto

Most Canadian cities have been looking for affordable housing alternatives for several decades. Since purpose-built rental housing became so difficult to...

Should your transit agency partner with Uber?

Should your transit agency partner with Uber?

Municipal authorities are not exactly known for being innovative in public transit provision. That’s what makes Innisfil, Ontario “revolutionary”, according...

Using videos in planning education

Using videos in planning education

Planning education reaches far beyond the classroom. As practicing planners, we need to make sure that residents, business leaders, and...

Housing and Homelessness Partnership: 2017 Housing Symposium

Housing and Homelessness Partnership: 2017 Housing Symposium

Today I’ll be live blogging from this year’s Housing Symposium, organized by the Housing and Homelessness Partnership. Sponsors for the...

What Valérie Plante’s election means for planning in Montréal

What Valérie Plante’s election means for planning in Montréal

Montréal is decidedly a different place after electing its first ever female mayor, Valérie Plante, on November 5th. Plante will take office...

Tackling affordable rental housing in studio

Tackling affordable rental housing in studio

It’s fall, which means that my fourth year undergraduate planning studio at Dalhousie University’s School of Planning is working on...

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