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What is planning?

What is planning?

It’s the beginning of the academic year for post-secondary students, and also the beginning of the application season for students...

Halifax loses its chief planner

Halifax loses its chief planner

Bob Bjerke will no longer be in the position of chief planner at the Halifax Regional Municipality, according to the...

Building a community of practice in Halifax

Building a community of practice in Halifax

I moved to Halifax a year ago, and one thing I noticed was that planners in the city did not...

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach is a CIP award winner!

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach is a CIP award winner!

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) gives annual Awards for Excellence in 13 categories, including urban design, Aboriginal community planning and...

Reflections on the life of John Friedmann

Reflections on the life of John Friedmann

Internationally-renowned planning theorist John Friedmann passed away on June 12, 2017 in Vancouver. At 91, John was an honorary professor at...

Canadian cities benefit from much-needed transit funding

Canadian cities benefit from much-needed transit funding

On March 22, the federal budget was announced, including $2.2 billion over the next 11 years to cities for transit...

Mulgrave Park to get $5 million in upgrades

Mulgrave Park to get $5 million in upgrades

In experiential learning, students work on a real-world project, building the skills they will need after graduation and contributing their...

Dalhousie students host SHIFT conference March 3-4

Dalhousie students host SHIFT conference March 3-4

I’m pleased to announce this year’s planning conference organized by the Dalhousie School of Planning students. Their theme this year...

Halifax Transit offers discounted passes to low-income riders

Halifax Transit offers discounted passes to low-income riders

Many cities offer free or discounted transit passes for the low-income population, which can include seniors and students. Vancouver’s TransLink...

2017 is a great year for Planning Canada!

2017 is a great year for Planning Canada!

Looking for that last-minute Christmas gift? Hoping 2017 will be a better year than 2016? Looking for some inspiration in...

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