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Vancouver: the rebellious teenager

Vancouver: the rebellious teenager

Now that Vancouver is awash in Olympic madness, it’s time to reflect on the city and its unique personality: its...

Boomburb to boombust

Boomburb to boombust

The US mortgage crisis is having all sorts of spin-off effects on cities and regions, including differential growth patterns, a...

Towards a national housing strategy

Towards a national housing strategy

We live in momentous times: currently, a very significant piece of legislation is making its way towards adoption. I outlined...

Homelessness Action Week 2009

Homelessness Action Week 2009

This is an urgent call for my regular readers to participate in the fourth annual Homelessness Action Week in BC....

Whitopias

Whitopias

Many researchers are concerned about ethnic concentrations in our cities, particularly in the US. Researcher Rich Benjamin’s latest book Searching...

Port city: Vancouver by water

Port city: Vancouver by water

Vancouver is one of many cities built around a deep-water port. The land around the industrial port, False Creek, has...

Suburban nostalgia

Suburban nostalgia

Among my colleagues in urban planning, suburbia is seen as one of the most powerful forces shaping our towns and...

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation: together again

Housing and transportation infrastructure have made major impacts on the social and spatial geography of our towns and cities. While...

Toronto does not equal New York

Toronto does not equal New York

Kramer: What’s today? Newman: It’s Thursday. Kramer: Really? Feels like Tuesday. Newman: Tuesday has no feel. Monday has a feel,...

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