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US ushers in its new health care bill

US ushers in its new health care bill

In what has been called “a hard-fought victory for President Obama“, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962),...

Towards a national housing strategy

Towards a national housing strategy

We live in momentous times: currently, a very significant piece of legislation is making its way towards adoption. I outlined...

TransportCamp

TransportCamp

No, TransportCamp isn’t a bunch of transit geeks getting together at a fantasy camp in the woods. In fact, it’s...

SCARP Affordable Housing Symposium

SCARP Affordable Housing Symposium

No matter what your profession, you’ve probably been to your share of conferences. From professional to academic, trade shows to...

Youth and young adults increasingly car-free

Youth and young adults increasingly car-free

A couple of years ago, when I presented the results of my Masters thesis on the social travel patterns of...

Homelessness Action Week 2009

Homelessness Action Week 2009

This is an urgent call for my regular readers to participate in the fourth annual Homelessness Action Week in BC....

Whitopias

Whitopias

Many researchers are concerned about ethnic concentrations in our cities, particularly in the US. Researcher Rich Benjamin’s latest book Searching...

The politics of health care

The politics of health care

Health care is a polarizing issue; it always has been. Because it is a service that is offered privately in...

“Shovel readiness” necessary for federal transit funding

“Shovel readiness” necessary for federal transit funding

In the last few months we’ve seen the birth of another useless media term related to urban planning: “shovel readiness”....

Does Canada have an Ivy League?

Does Canada have an Ivy League?

There is a lot of debate out there about whether or not there are schools in Canada equivalent to the...

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