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Should your transit agency partner with Uber?

Should your transit agency partner with Uber?

Municipal authorities are not exactly known for being innovative in public transit provision. That’s what makes Innisfil, Ontario “revolutionary”, according...

Portrait of a playwright: Shirley Barrie

Portrait of a playwright: Shirley Barrie

Shirley Barrie, playwright and co-founder of the Wakefield Tricycle Company and Tricycle Theatre in London, has passed away. Her range and scope...

Has Alexandra Elbakyan changed the academic publishing world?

Has Alexandra Elbakyan changed the academic publishing world?

Two years ago, writer Simon Oxenham at Big Think broke the story of Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan dubbed the...

Using videos in planning education

Using videos in planning education

Planning education reaches far beyond the classroom. As practicing planners, we need to make sure that residents, business leaders, and...

Using Planning Canada in your course? Fill in the survey!

Using Planning Canada in your course? Fill in the survey!

It’s end of term for those of us on semesters, and that means it’s evaluation time. Did you use Planning Canada:...

U of T provides insights into PhD pathways to employment

U of T provides insights into PhD pathways to employment

Since the trend of short-term contracts began in academia in the 1990s and worsened during the Great Recession, there has been a...

SHIFT: Streets

SHIFT: Streets

I’m live blogging today from the Dalhousie University SHIFT conference. This student-organized conference began Thursday March 1st and ends today. On...

Teaching social justice at planning school

Teaching social justice at planning school

Social justice issues have been headline news in the past year, from the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017...

Investors Group post about changing housing preferences

Investors Group post about changing housing preferences

A few weeks ago, a writer named Diane Peters contacted me about a story she was writing for the More...

Non-market initiatives to increase affordable housing

Non-market initiatives to increase affordable housing

Today I attended a webinar on non-market initiatives to increase affordable housing through the Planning Institute of British Columbia. Given...

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