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The transition from PhD to professor has never been more difficult

The transition from PhD to professor has never been more difficult

Last September, I took a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. Even though the position...

Vancouver book launch

Vancouver book launch

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...

On the Visiting Professor gig

On the Visiting Professor gig

When I received an offer from the University of Oregon to become a visiting assistant professor this fall, I decided...

TTC to reverse service cuts on 33 routes in the GTA

TTC to reverse service cuts on 33 routes in the GTA

Reversing former mayor Rob Ford’s decision to slash the municipal budget by decreasing transit service, Mayor John Tory and TTC...

The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan: a lesson in communication

The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan: a lesson in communication

You’ve spent several few hours of your time attending public meetings hosted by your municipality on the development of a...

Province of Ontario proposes sweeping changes to land use planning

Province of Ontario proposes sweeping changes to land use planning

As a planner educated in British Columbia, there are number of things about Ontario’s system that make little sense to...

How dense should Eglington be?

How dense should Eglington be?

With the Eglington Crosstown LRT scheduled for completion by 2020, developers are eyeing sites along its 19km length. Eglington is...

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,...

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