Lac-Mégantic, Quebec was the site of a train derailment that cost dozens of lives and destroyed 10 blocks of its downtown. Now residents and town leaders are working to heal from that tragic event with plans for the future.
Aug 22, 2013 The Globe and Mail
In a scene reminiscent of the Denzel Washington movie "Unstoppable", but without the heroic ending, an unmanned, 72-car oil train traveled 7 miles to Lac-Mégantic, pop. 6,000, where it derailed, setting off a fireball downtown. 5 fatalities so far.
Jul 8, 2013 The New York Times
California's cap-and-trade program is barely five months old, and already it's expanding its horizons. Officials announced last week that the program is merging with one operated in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Apr 24, 2013 The Los Angeles Times
Montreal recently doubled a special tax assessed on non-residential downtown parking lots in the hopes of spurring residential development. But could the tax drive employers out to the suburbs?
Jan 29, 2013 The Gazette (Montreal)
Even for more seasoned bicyclists, cycling in winter can pose many problems. The winter-minded city of Montreal, however, is attempting to improve the condition of winter cycling in an effort to improve the city’s sustainability.
Jan 27, 2013 Global Site Plans - The Grid
Montreal architect Vedanta Balbahadur writes about his hometown's fall from its status as Canada's premier city through the lenses of baseball and the built environment.
Sep 26, 2012 Satellite Magazine
Most Montrealers haven't heard of pioneering architects Blanche Lemco van Ginkel and Daniel van Ginkel, without whom Old Montreal may not exist today. But with several events honoring the legacy of this visionary couple, that may soon change.
Sep 25, 2012 The Montreal Gazette
Two of North America's largest railroads have prevented Montreal from electrifying the city's four commuter rail lines on tracks owned by freight rail. They claim that electrification would pose insurmountable structural problems for freight rail.
Sep 18, 2012 The Montreal Gazette
Old urbanism holds countless lessons on satisfying livability. Montréal shares some of its insights in this photo blog by Hazel Borys.
Aug 8, 2012 PlaceShakers
Phyllis Lambert and Dinu Bumbaru author an opinion piece for the <em>Montreal Gazette</em> decrying plans to demolish a block of historic buildings on St. Laurent Blvd that reflect a key moment in the development of the city.
Jun 7, 2012 Montreal Gazette