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Street eats

Street eats

The City of Vancouver is one of a growing number of cities concerned about local agriculture and food availability; the...

Suburban nostalgia

Suburban nostalgia

Among my colleagues in urban planning, suburbia is seen as one of the most powerful forces shaping our towns and...

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Most Canadians would deny that theirs is a racist country. Scholars refer to the White Paper (1976) on multiculturalism and...

Now it’s really over: Margaret Wente says the car-free culture is here to stay

Now it’s really over: Margaret Wente says the car-free culture is here to stay

I wrote recently about the end of GM, and noted that many advocates of sustainable transportation were looking forward to...

R.I.P. G.M.

R.I.P. G.M.

General Motors, the world’s largest car manufacturer from 1931 to 2008, filed for bankruptcy today. In consequence of its receiving...

The half-truths of archibabble

The half-truths of archibabble

Arthur Erickson, Vancouver architect and “Canada’s most famous architect”, died May 20th at age 84. Quickly following the death of...

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation infrastructure have made major impacts on the social and spatial geography of our towns and cities. While...

A new era for transportation planning in Toronto?

A new era for transportation planning in Toronto?

A major governance change may significantly affect transportation decision-making in the Toronto region. Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority formed...

Misery, thy name is Vegas

Misery, thy name is Vegas

A more nightmarish city than Las Vegas cannot possibly be imagined by contemporary urban planners. That is a strong statement,...

The relevance of research

The relevance of research

In an article in Saturday’s Globe and Mail, Jeffrey Simpson reports on a study on the factors that influence university...

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