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High homeownership bad for Canada?

High homeownership bad for Canada?

I’ve often felt that homeownership is not the rosy American Dream that it claims to be. I find homeownership limiting,...

Business location in metropolitan areas

Business location in metropolitan areas

There has been a lot of debate and policy discussion in Metro Vancouver over the increasing suburbanization of businesses over...

The end of suburbia?

The end of suburbia?

As many of you know, there have been some very interesting developments in American cities over the past couple of...

Save Transit City

Save Transit City

I’m getting pretty tired of writing about great policies and projects that we’ve proposed in Canada, only to have to...

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...

I can’t believe you didn’t know this, but…

I can’t believe you didn’t know this, but…

Having decided to go back to school after working for five years, I am sometimes amazed at my fellow students’ lack...

An urban love affair

An urban love affair

I have a confession to make: I’m in love. For many years now I’ve kept this a secret love, an...

A ‘sea-change’ in transportation planning

A ‘sea-change’ in transportation planning

In the past ten days, US policymakers seem to have achieved the impossible. On March 11, 2010, US Secretary of...

Metropolis 2010

Metropolis 2010

Je viens de retourner de Montréal, où j’avais l’opportunité de practiquer mon français. A brief two and a half days...

It’s Our Game(s)

It’s Our Game(s)

The 2010 Olympics, the 21st Winter Games, has now officially marked Canadians forever. Despite an initially lukewarm welcome from many...

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