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Double Dutch

Double Dutch

Settling into The Netherlands has been full of unexpected encounters and insights: waiting in interminable lines, adjusting to hordes of...

Pro-bike but anti-pedestrian?

Pro-bike but anti-pedestrian?

Cycling is growing in popularity every year, even in North America, where road engineering standards are often bike-unfriendly. Even in...

From Vancouverite to Amsterdammer

From Vancouverite to Amsterdammer

Many of you have been following this blog over the years to read about housing, transportation, and immigration issues in...

The newest City of Vancouver Community Plans

The newest City of Vancouver Community Plans

This year the City of Vancouver will be starting community plans for three neighbourhoods: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodlands....

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

Polls fail again: Alberta’s PCs win overwhelming majority

After weeks of predicting a tight race in Alberta’s provincial election, pollsters are scratching their heads. Articles such as “Wildrose on track...

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...

Daring Vancouverites to be social

Daring Vancouverites to be social

It’s hard to believe that Jorge Amigo was once on the receiving end of so many cold shoulders from Vancouver...

The curious case of the robocalls

The curious case of the robocalls

Last spring, a rare atmosphere of youth activism emerged in Canadian politics. Spurred by Rick Mercer and young people at...

Tax-averse? Not so much

Tax-averse? Not so much

Public participation in planning processes is required by law, but it can be time-consuming, difficult and expensive. This year the...

Transit City rises from the dead

Transit City rises from the dead

After a special council meeting that lasted all day, Toronto City Council voted yesterday to restore proposed LRT lines to...

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