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New food policy developments in Vancouver

New food policy developments in Vancouver

Municipalities have become increasingly concerned about food security in the past few years. I’ve written before about Vancouver’s Food Policy Council...

The quiet (data) revolution

The quiet (data) revolution

The Canadian Census is a major source of data for any researcher in urban planning, sociology, economics, geography, linguistics, and...

Housing unaffordability is historically the norm

Housing unaffordability is historically the norm

“Why doesn’t the president of the United States ever get up and say, ‘You can be a full-fledged American citizen...

The Philippines: the new China/India?

The Philippines: the new China/India?

It seems that I may no longer have to answer the question, “Why are you doing a case study of...

Vancouverisms

Vancouverisms

rain: a type of precipitation that is common in Vancouver from September to May, but is not acknowledged by Vancouverites. Ex.:...

Transportation governance in Toronto

Transportation governance in Toronto

I wrote recently about the fight to save Transit City, a proposal to extend LRT lines throughout Toronto’s inner suburban...

High homeownership bad for Canada?

High homeownership bad for Canada?

I’ve often felt that homeownership is not the rosy American Dream that it claims to be. I find homeownership limiting,...

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...

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...

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