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Housing

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,...

Boomburb to boombust

Boomburb to boombust

The US mortgage crisis is having all sorts of spin-off effects on cities and regions, including differential growth patterns, a...

Towards a national housing strategy

Towards a national housing strategy

We live in momentous times: currently, a very significant piece of legislation is making its way towards adoption. I outlined...

SCARP Affordable Housing Symposium

SCARP Affordable Housing Symposium

No matter what your profession, you’ve probably been to your share of conferences. From professional to academic, trade shows to...

Homelessness Action Week 2009

Homelessness Action Week 2009

This is an urgent call for my regular readers to participate in the fourth annual Homelessness Action Week in BC....

Whitopias

Whitopias

Many researchers are concerned about ethnic concentrations in our cities, particularly in the US. Researcher Rich Benjamin’s latest book Searching...

Housing as consumer product

Housing as consumer product

Housing has for decades been a major component of economic growth–and economic decline–in Canada and the US. The recent economic...

Port city: Vancouver by water

Port city: Vancouver by water

Vancouver is one of many cities built around a deep-water port. The land around the industrial port, False Creek, has...

Suburban nostalgia

Suburban nostalgia

Among my colleagues in urban planning, suburbia is seen as one of the most powerful forces shaping our towns and...

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Modern racism in “the most multicultural city in the world”

Most Canadians would deny that theirs is a racist country. Scholars refer to the White Paper (1976) on multiculturalism and...

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