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Undoing Ford’s damage

Undoing Ford’s damage

John Tory hasn’t been sworn in as mayor yet, but he’s already trying to undo some of the damage Rob...

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...

You can’t go home again…

You can’t go home again…

Despite this warning, I’m throwing all caution to the wind and going home to Toronto. As my contract at the...

Insights from Dutch TOD practice

Insights from Dutch TOD practice

I started working on the iTOD project at the University of Amsterdam in July 2012. Our goal was to find...

Maastricht’s strategic vision

Maastricht’s strategic vision

Last week, our transport planning research group at the University of Amsterdam visited the Municipality of Maastricht (population 122,000), capital...

Public approval of density

Public approval of density

My generation, which represents one-quarter of Ontario’s population and 70% of inner Toronto’s population growth since 2006, is finally making...

Symbiotic exchange: Part II

Symbiotic exchange: Part II

In an earlier post, I described an informal exchange between the transportation planning researchers at the Universities of Amsterdam and...

Calling all planners

Calling all planners

I’m pleased to announce the call for papers for my upcoming edited book on Canadian planning. It’s been accepted by...

Congratulations Dr. Cornelia Sussmann!

Congratulations Dr. Cornelia Sussmann!

Many congratulations to my colleague and co-conspiritor at SCARP, Dr. Cornelia Sussmann. Cornelia finished her Ph.D. this August, unfortunately (for...

Tax-averse? Not so much

Tax-averse? Not so much

Public participation in planning processes is required by law, but it can be time-consuming, difficult and expensive. This year the...

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