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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...

On the Visiting Professor gig

On the Visiting Professor gig

When I received an offer from the University of Oregon to become a visiting assistant professor this fall, I decided...

New position at the University of Oregon

New position at the University of Oregon

I wanted to post an update to let all my regular readers know that I’m now a Visiting Assistant Professor...

TTC to reverse service cuts on 33 routes in the GTA

TTC to reverse service cuts on 33 routes in the GTA

Reversing former mayor Rob Ford’s decision to slash the municipal budget by decreasing transit service, Mayor John Tory and TTC...

HOV lanes during Pan Am Games led to shorter commutes for transit users

HOV lanes during Pan Am Games led to shorter commutes for transit users

The Pan Am Games closed yesterday in Toronto, with the Parapan Games to start next weekend. One of the region’s...

Vancouver voters say no to new tax and transit improvements

Vancouver voters say no to new tax and transit improvements

Residents in Metro Vancouver have voted against a proposed 0.5% tax to fund transportation improvements in the region. 61.7% of residents voted...

The development of regional transit in Niagara

The development of regional transit in Niagara

The municipalities of Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland moved a step closer to a regional transit system this week...

Managing transportation demand during the Pan Am games

Managing transportation demand during the Pan Am games

In just over a month, Toronto will be hosting the Pan Am Games (July 6-26) and Para-Pan Games (August 6-15)....

What if we looked back at planners’ predictions?

What if we looked back at planners’ predictions?

In this week’s New York Times Retro Report, Clyde Haberman explored the unrealized population explosion predicted by biologist Paul Ehrlich. Ehrlich’s...

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