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Evidence of climate change in Canadian cities?

Evidence of climate change in Canadian cities?

After last night’s torrential downpour in Toronto and last month’s flooding in Alberta, climate change deniers in Canada must be...

Year end wrap-up

Year end wrap-up

In the Urban Planning group at the University of Amsterdam (UVA in Dutch), it’s become a tradition to end the school...

SCARP’s PhD success

SCARP’s PhD success

How difficult is it out there for aspiring academics? In the continuing saga of the US recession, dire predictions have...

Happy Abdication Day!

Happy Abdication Day!

Koninginnedag (Queen’s Day) is one of the biggest holidays of the year in The Netherlands. The Queen often honours citizens for exceptional service to...

View income inequality via subway line

View income inequality via subway line

The New Yorker has published a fascinating subway infographic showing the change in median household income along each of its...

Maastricht’s strategic vision

Maastricht’s strategic vision

Last week, our transport planning research group at the University of Amsterdam visited the Municipality of Maastricht (population 122,000), capital...

Amsterdam cycling profiled on Spacing Vancouver

Amsterdam cycling profiled on Spacing Vancouver

Those of you following my blog have seen some of my recent writing about Dutch culture, as I navigate the...

Public approval of density

Public approval of density

My generation, which represents one-quarter of Ontario’s population and 70% of inner Toronto’s population growth since 2006, is finally making...

Symbiotic exchange: Part II

Symbiotic exchange: Part II

In an earlier post, I described an informal exchange between the transportation planning researchers at the Universities of Amsterdam and...

Reminder: Proposals due February 1, 2013

Reminder: Proposals due February 1, 2013

I’ve already started receiving proposals for my edited book, Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach, which will be published by...

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