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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...

Why tearing down 1.7km of the Gardiner Expressway is the cheapest option

Why tearing down 1.7km of the Gardiner Expressway is the cheapest option

Today, Toronto City Councillors received a staff report that could have major implications on a longstanding issue: what to do...

Decreased fragmentation or increased inefficiency? Quebec moves towards coordinated land use and transportation planning

Decreased fragmentation or increased inefficiency? Quebec moves towards coordinated land use and transportation planning

If Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poëti and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre have their way, Montreal’s fragmented public transit system is in...

University of Toronto celebrates 125 years of Architecture and 65 years of Landscape Architecture

University of Toronto celebrates 125 years of Architecture and 65 years of Landscape Architecture

125 years ago this year, the Department of Architecture at U of T began (1890). Landscape Architecture courses first began in...

Metro Vancouver’s active transportation trends

Metro Vancouver’s active transportation trends

The results of a two-year partnership, My Health My Community, give us a lot of insight into Metro Vancouver’s active...

Province of Ontario proposes sweeping changes to land use planning

Province of Ontario proposes sweeping changes to land use planning

As a planner educated in British Columbia, there are number of things about Ontario’s system that make little sense to...

What the 2015 federal budget means for transit

What the 2015 federal budget means for transit

Last week’s federal budget announcement has raised the hackles of transportation analysts over the potential for Canadian cities to implement badly...

Little changes mean big things for academic publishing

Little changes mean big things for academic publishing

Academic publishers have had a stranglehold on university libraries, faculty members and graduate students for decades: though many have high...

More facts to power Vancouver’s transportation referendum

More facts to power Vancouver’s transportation referendum

As Metro Vancouver residents vote on the Mayors’ Council Transportation Plan (March 16-May 31st), news outlets and blogs have been...

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