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R.I.P. G.M.

R.I.P. G.M.

General Motors, the world’s largest car manufacturer from 1931 to 2008, filed for bankruptcy today. In consequence of its receiving...

The half-truths of archibabble

The half-truths of archibabble

Arthur Erickson, Vancouver architect and “Canada’s most famous architect”, died May 20th at age 84. Quickly following the death of...

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation infrastructure have made major impacts on the social and spatial geography of our towns and cities. While...

A new era for transportation planning in Toronto?

A new era for transportation planning in Toronto?

A major governance change may significantly affect transportation decision-making in the Toronto region. Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority formed...

Misery, thy name is Vegas

Misery, thy name is Vegas

A more nightmarish city than Las Vegas cannot possibly be imagined by contemporary urban planners. That is a strong statement,...

The relevance of research

The relevance of research

In an article in Saturday’s Globe and Mail, Jeffrey Simpson reports on a study on the factors that influence university...

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

White picket fences and fresh eggs?

Vancouver City Council recently directed staff to develop policy guidelines to let city dwellers keep chickens in their backyards, which...

The Holy Trinity: policy, practice, and research

The Holy Trinity: policy, practice, and research

Yesterday the School of Community and Regional Planning hosted a symposium called SustainaWHAT? SustainaHOW? The aim of the two-day event...

Immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto

Immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto

For the past few years there has been a remarkable amount of research looking at immigrant settlement patterns in Toronto,...

VMT is down in the US…but not in Canada?

VMT is down in the US…but not in Canada?

A company called Inrix analyzes over 30,000 road segments on more than 47,000 miles of the major highways in the...

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