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Mulgrave Park to get $5 million in upgrades

Mulgrave Park to get $5 million in upgrades

In experiential learning, students work on a real-world project, building the skills they will need after graduation and contributing their...

Mulgrave Park studio: The final product

Mulgrave Park studio: The final product

Public housing developments across Canada have been targeted for redevelopment for a complex set of reasons: designed in the 1950s...

Mulgrave Park studio

Mulgrave Park studio

At the Dalhousie School of Planning, students in our Bachelor of Community Design have two chances to work on a...

Updates on the National Housing Strategy

Updates on the National Housing Strategy

As most of you know, Canadians will soon have a National Housing Strategy. At this point, the federal government in...

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

Working with a municipal partner: the Sustainable City Year Program (Part II)

For students in my Housing Policy class, this experience was different from their usual lectures and quizzes. The two teams, each...

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,...

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...

Should we regulate real estate speculation?

Should we regulate real estate speculation?

Real estate speculation happens across the country, but is particularly popular in our largest cities. Some say foreign ownership and...

Vancouver’s CACs do little to supply affordable housing

Vancouver’s CACs do little to supply affordable housing

Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) are one of the contributions developers are required to make in Vancouver to support affordable housing,...

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