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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...

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

Vancouver City Council recently directed staff to develop policy guidelines to let city dwellers keep chickens in their backyards, which...

The Holy Trinity: policy, practice, and research

The Holy Trinity: policy, practice, and research

Yesterday the School of Community and Regional Planning hosted a symposium called SustainaWHAT? SustainaHOW? The aim of the two-day event...

Immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto

Immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto

For the past few years there has been a remarkable amount of research looking at immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto,...

VMT is down in the US…but not in Canada?

VMT is down in the US…but not in Canada?

A company called Inrix analyzes over 30,000 road segments on more than 47,000 miles of the major highways in the...

Toronto does not equal New York

Toronto does not equal New York

Kramer: What’s today? Newman: It’s Thursday. Kramer: Really? Feels like Tuesday. Newman: Tuesday has no feel. Monday has a feel,...

All is one; all is planning

All is one; all is planning

One of the main topics of conversation in our PhD programme is the ever-expanding definition of planning. For us, planning...

Act One: Hollywood films featuring planning issues

Act One: Hollywood films featuring planning issues

In 2008’s Wall-E, Waste Allocation Load Lifter (Earth Class) operates in solitude on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Humans, with the aid...

Weather and cities

Weather and cities

In my visits to other cities, I’ve noticed how much the weather can affect my experience of the place. Whether...

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