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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...

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...

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