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“Where are you from?”: A mini-treatise

“Where are you from?”: A mini-treatise

I presented a paper at the Metropolis conference on immigration and migration in Halifax today. It was an inspiring day...

Teaching social justice at planning school

Teaching social justice at planning school

Social justice issues have been headline news in the past year, from the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017...

Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Income inequality in Toronto

Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Income inequality in Toronto

I’m part of a research grant on neighbourhood changes in Canadian cities, the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, which examines the...

Over the Line: A Conversation About Race, Place, and the Environment

Over the Line: A Conversation About Race, Place, and the Environment

I’ll be live blogging from the Over the Line symposium today, a one-day symposium on race, place, and the environment...

Halifax Transit offers discounted passes to low-income riders

Halifax Transit offers discounted passes to low-income riders

Many cities offer free or discounted transit passes for the low-income population, which can include seniors and students. Vancouver’s TransLink...

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...

Our newest graduates: Dr. Leslie Shieh and Dr. Janice Barry

Our newest graduates: Dr. Leslie Shieh and Dr. Janice Barry

A couple of weeks ago, we had what was probably the two busiest weeks in SCARP history. Susan Fainstein was...

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...

Measuring well-being

Measuring well-being

It’s so rare that I see a headline on my parents’ home state of Kerala that I couldn’t resist writing...

Healthier cities in the US?

Healthier cities in the US?

December 24, 2009 will become a date to remember: today the US Senate passed its landmark health care legislation in...

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