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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute of Planners

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Institute of Planners

I’m live blogging today from the Canadian Institute of Planners conference: centenary edition! CIP celebrates its 100th birthday today and...

PLANifax

PLANifax

As most of you know, I’ve just started a new position at the Dalhousie University School of Planning. I’ve often...

City of Guelph User Guide the first of its kind in Canada

City of Guelph User Guide the first of its kind in Canada

The City of Guelph has just published a User Guide to Local Government, which is attempting to make its processes...

The curious case of the robocalls

The curious case of the robocalls

Last spring, a rare atmosphere of youth activism emerged in Canadian politics. Spurred by Rick Mercer and young people at...

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

Participatory budgeting in Canadian municipalities?

In my previous post, I wrote that many Canadians don’t know much about municipal planning processes, the implications of the...

Treading a new path: Indigenous planning at SCARP

Treading a new path: Indigenous planning at SCARP

The multitude of planning concerns faced by Aboriginal communities across Canada hit national headlines a few weeks ago when Attawapiskat,...

SCARP + SALA: the design process

SCARP + SALA: the design process

Many of you (hundreds, in fact) have been following my posts about the new SCARP/SALA building. As you know, Shape...

SCARP + SALA: design presentations

SCARP + SALA: design presentations

As I wrote in my last post, SCARP and SALA are currently choosing an integrated design team for our new...