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Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

For students in my Housing Policy class, this experience was different from their usual lectures and quizzes. The two teams, each...

President Michael Schill’s guest lecture

President Michael Schill’s guest lecture

As most of you know, I’m currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon at the Department of...

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach is available for pre-order!

Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach is available for pre-order!

I’m thrilled to announce that my edited book, Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach, is ready for pre-order through Amazon and Oxford...

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program

As most of you know, I’m currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon at the Department of Planning,...

Ottawa launches video on parking standards

Ottawa launches video on parking standards

In what Planetizen called “The Citizen Kane of Parking Cartoons”, the City of Ottawa just launched a video that explains...

Liberals restore Canada to the 21st century in just 24 hours

Liberals restore Canada to the 21st century in just 24 hours

Well, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau started off with a bang. On his first day in office, Trudeau made history by...

Vancouver votes to take down viaducts

Vancouver votes to take down viaducts

Last week, Vancouver City Council voted to remove the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts, two remnants of 1950s transportation planning that...

Canadians vote for change

Canadians vote for change

“Canadians have turned the page on ten long years, and they reject a politics of fear and division.”  –NDP Leader Tom Mulcair...

German cities adapt quickly to new refugees

German cities adapt quickly to new refugees

By now we’ve all heard about the Syrian refugee crisis and listened to the arguments for and against welcoming high...

Federal Transit Administration awards 21 TOD Planning Awards in pilot program

Federal Transit Administration awards 21 TOD Planning Awards in pilot program

Last week the US Federal Transit Administration Transit-Oriented Planning Pilot Program awarded 21 grants for comprehensive planning work in 17...

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