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Metro Vancouver transit referendum: Vote Yes!

Metro Vancouver transit referendum: Vote Yes!

Metro Vancouver is facing a critical choice this spring. From March 16 to May 29, 2015 residents of the region...

Province of North Holland launches Maak Plaats!

Province of North Holland launches Maak Plaats!

Planning transportation and land use at a regional level is something that very few urban areas have done well. It’s...

Out on a technicality

Out on a technicality

In what is possibly the biggest municipal story this year, Toronto mayor Rob Ford will be removed from office by...

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

After weeks of predicting a tight race in Alberta’s provincial election, pollsters are scratching their heads. Articles such as “Wildrose on track...

Transit City rises from the dead

Transit City rises from the dead

After a special council meeting that lasted all day, Toronto City Council voted yesterday to restore proposed LRT lines to...

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

In my previous post, I wrote that many Canadians don’t know much about municipal planning processes, the implications of the...

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...

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...

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...

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