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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...

Corridor planning with equity considerations

Corridor planning with equity considerations

Yesterday Vancouver City Council approved the third phase of the Cambie Corridor plan, which will guide future growth along the...

News from the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Rooming Houses

News from the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Rooming Houses

Are neighbourhoods, cities, and regions taking a turn for the worse? Or are they relatively stable? I’m a co-investigator on...

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,...

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...

Congratulations Dr. Cornelia Sussmann!

Congratulations Dr. Cornelia Sussmann!

Many congratulations to my colleague and co-conspiritor at SCARP, Dr. Cornelia Sussmann. Cornelia finished her Ph.D. this August, unfortunately (for...

Highways: Vancouver’s unnecessary evil?

Highways: Vancouver’s unnecessary evil?

Ah, the postwar era. So much blind optimism…so many planning mistakes. Back in the 1960s when highway building was de...

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...

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...

Toronto’s “class divide”

Toronto’s “class divide”

Many researchers in Toronto have become experts at mapping the city’s spatial, cultural, ethnic, and political trends. A few years...

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