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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...

A crack in the armour? Or a knight in armour?

A crack in the armour? Or a knight in armour?

Many have argued for broader public access to academic research. Few, however, considered it as important as internet activist Aaron Swartz....

Calling all planners

Calling all planners

I’m pleased to announce the call for papers for my upcoming edited book on Canadian planning. It’s been accepted by...

Symbiotic exchange

Symbiotic exchange

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

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...

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