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Symbiotic exchange

Symbiotic exchange

Researchers are often accused of working in “ivory towers” separated from the real world. Perhaps planning suffers less from this...

Generational shift: the impact of women on housing

Generational shift: the impact of women on housing

Ever wondered about women’s role in housing trends in Canadian cities? Check out The rise of women’s role in society: Impacts...

New insights into immigrant employment trajectories

New insights into immigrant employment trajectories

There have been a few interesting articles lately discussing immigrants’ employment success in Canada. Last week, The Globe and Mail...

SCARP + SALA: the design process

SCARP + SALA: the design process

Many of you (hundreds, in fact) have been following my posts about the new SCARP/SALA building. As you know, Shape...

Segregated or integrated? American and Canadian ethnic populations

Segregated or integrated? American and Canadian ethnic populations

A couple of years ago, when I attended the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference in Chicago, I...

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...

The relevance of research

The relevance of research

In an article in Saturday’s Globe and Mail, Jeffrey Simpson reports on a study on the factors that influence university...

The Holy Trinity: policy, practice, and research

The Holy Trinity: policy, practice, and research

Yesterday the School of Community and Regional Planning hosted a symposium called SustainaWHAT? SustainaHOW? The aim of the two-day event...

All is one; all is planning

All is one; all is planning

One of the main topics of conversation in our PhD programme is the ever-expanding definition of planning. For us, planning...

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