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The Future of Work

The Future of Work

I’m live blogging today from the MacEachen Institute Speaker Series. Today’s panel focuses on the future of work. Our moderator...

Check out the latest on the rental housing study!

Check out the latest on the rental housing study!

  Which policy approaches contribute to strong rental housing protection and implementation in Canadian cities? What factors contribute to municipalities’...

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...

Out on a technicality

Out on a technicality

In what is possibly the biggest municipal story this year, Toronto mayor Rob Ford will be removed from office by...

Parking still a problem, even when it’s bikes

Parking still a problem, even when it’s bikes

Anyone who’s visited Amsterdam could tell you that while it’s “the capital of European biking”, it has serious parking problems....

Cities need new infrastructure to cope with climate change

Cities need new infrastructure to cope with climate change

We’ve all read or heard about crumbling overpasses in Montreal, overburdened water treatment plants in Vancouver, and aging highways in...

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...

“Don’t drink the housing market Kool-Aid”

“Don’t drink the housing market Kool-Aid”

Canada’s housing boom was recently hailed as one of the longest in the Western world. But as 2011 drew to...

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Want immigrants to integrate? Give them better transit and affordable housing

Talk about timing. A few weeks ago, in time for provincial elections in Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, and Newfoundland and Labrador,...

The bell tolls for Jack Layton

The bell tolls for Jack Layton

Less than four short months ago, I stood at the back of a standing-room-only crowd in a film studio in...

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