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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...

Should we regulate real estate speculation?

Should we regulate real estate speculation?

Real estate speculation happens across the country, but is particularly popular in our largest cities. Some say foreign ownership and...

The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan: a lesson in communication

The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan: a lesson in communication

You’ve spent several few hours of your time attending public meetings hosted by your municipality on the development of a...

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