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Measuring well-being

Measuring well-being

It’s so rare that I see a headline on my parents’ home state of Kerala that I couldn’t resist writing...

I can’t believe you didn’t know this, but…

I can’t believe you didn’t know this, but…

Having decided to go back to school after working for five years, I am sometimes amazed at my fellow students’ lack...

An urban love affair

An urban love affair

I have a confession to make: I’m in love. For many years now I’ve kept this a secret love, an...

A ‘sea-change’ in transportation planning

A ‘sea-change’ in transportation planning

In the past ten days, US policymakers seem to have achieved the impossible. On March 11, 2010, US Secretary of...

Metropolis 2010

Metropolis 2010

Je viens de retourner de Montréal, où j’avais l’opportunité de practiquer mon français. A brief two and a half days...

It’s Our Game(s)

It’s Our Game(s)

The 2010 Olympics, the 21st Winter Games, has now officially marked Canadians forever. Despite an initially lukewarm welcome from many...

Lessons from Vancouver 2010

Lessons from Vancouver 2010

After all the media hype and local anti-Olympic sentiment, Vancouver is enjoying a rare opportunity during the 2010 Games. Not...

Vancouver: the rebellious teenager

Vancouver: the rebellious teenager

Now that Vancouver is awash in Olympic madness, it’s time to reflect on the city and its unique personality: its...

More on decreased car ownership

More on decreased car ownership

Decreased car ownership rates among youth and increased transit use in several US cities are certainly not widespread, but each...

Renting the American Dream

Renting the American Dream

An interesting development has been sweeping away the iconic ideal of homeownership in the US. It isn’t a new idea,...

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