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The paradox of affordability

The paradox of affordability

The researchers at the Center for Neighbourhood Technology and the Center for Housing Policy have recently added to their impressive...

The dream is alive in the Great White North

The dream is alive in the Great White North

We can all rest easy. Despite many studies showing increased income inequality and a shrinking middle class in Canada, a...

Housing innovations: the past is the future

Housing innovations: the past is the future

The home building industry may not have recovered in the US, but apartment construction is making a comeback. Within a...

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

Bill C-304 one step closer to passing

About a year ago, I wrote extensively about Bill C-304, the much-needed Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing...

Segregated or integrated? American and Canadian ethnic populations

Segregated or integrated? American and Canadian ethnic populations

A couple of years ago, when I attended the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference in Chicago, I...

Housing unaffordability is historically the norm

Housing unaffordability is historically the norm

“Why doesn’t the president of the United States ever get up and say, ‘You can be a full-fledged American citizen...

The end of suburbia?

The end of suburbia?

As many of you know, there have been some very interesting developments in American cities over the past couple of...

A ‘sea-change’ in transportation planning

A ‘sea-change’ in transportation planning

In the past ten days, US policymakers seem to have achieved the impossible. On March 11, 2010, US Secretary of...

More on decreased car ownership

More on decreased car ownership

Decreased car ownership rates among youth and increased transit use in several US cities are certainly not widespread, but each...

Healthier cities in the US?

Healthier cities in the US?

December 24, 2009 will become a date to remember: today the US Senate passed its landmark health care legislation in...

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