January 27, 2009, 6am PST
A proposal for a comprehensive green stimulus plan, backed by a powerful group of environmentalists, unions, and associations, was submitted to Canada's Prime Minister Harper last week.
January 21, 2009, 10am PST
California's high-speed rail project is a triumph for rail advocates, but made possible by private sector funding. A Canadian rail project must also follow the model of public-private partnerships.
January 9, 2009, 1pm PST
Winnipeg and Ottawa are facing off over which city has the world's longest -- and best -- ice trail.
January 7, 2009, 11am PST
Canada is now on the road to developing enough capacity to have at least some residents in every province receiving at least some of their energy from turbines.
December 31, 2008, 11am PST
The Globe and Mail remembers James Strutt, one of Canada's foremost modernist architects.
December 18, 2008, 7am PST
An internal report to the Canadian government written nearly two years ago concludes that infrastructure in the country is at serious risk from climate change. The study came to light recently under the Access to Information Act.
December 16, 2008, 8am PST
Two years ago, Canada opened the door to American subprime lenders, leading to a game of one-upmanship with Canada's federal mortgage insurer, CMHC.
December 10, 2008, 7am PST
Housing starts in Canada are down dramatically, but no more so than in the condo market, which accounts for half or more of the housing construction in such cities as Vancouver and Toronto.
December 3, 2008, 1pm PST
Between the invasive species, questions of drinking water safety, and dipping water levels, the Great Lakes have been taking a beating lately.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 3, 2008, 11am PST
The transformation of Copenhagen from a car-choked thoroughfare to a lively, pedestrian center began in 1962 with the closing of the Strøget, and folks walked and biked in record numbers. Now architect Jan Gehl hopes to spread this new urban culture.
December 2, 2008, 2pm PST
Like the major automakers, cities have been warned for years that they need to rein in sprawl and become more energy-efficient; and having neglected these warnings must now restructure how they operate, says Jack Diamond of the Globe and Mail.
December 2, 2008, 10am PST
A constitutional crisis brewing in Canada may see the ruling Conservative Party defeated next week in favour of a coalition government. Their priorities may be more city-friendly.
November 20, 2008, 2pm PST
It's hard to give up driving, even when you're professionally committed to sustainable transportation.
November 3, 2008, 2pm PST
Entrepreneurs do better in smaller cities than larger ones, according to a new study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.
October 26, 2008, 1pm PDT
Some Canadian communities are seeing their local economies thriving despite -- or is it because of? -- the presence of Wal-Mart.
October 20, 2008, 11am PDT
Chris Turner looks at successful car-free pedestrianization and bicycle planning in Copenhagen and Melbourne and wonders why Canada's sprawling, frigid cities can't adopt these ideas as well.
October 16, 2008, 1pm PDT
Canadians went to the polls yesterday and re-elected Stephen Harper's Conservative Party -- which downplayed environmental issues -- while rejecting the "Green Shift" carbon tax plan of the Liberal Party.
October 16, 2008, 10am PDT
Canada's wide open spaces and clean cities are misleading: its arable land could fit in Montana and most of its dirty manufacturing has moved to Asia. A more accurate economic model is required to account for Canadians' ecological footprint.
October 16, 2008, 8am PDT
The Conservative Party may have won Canada's federal election yesterday, but did so without much support from major cities. With few urban MPs in the Conservative cabinet, how will the incoming parliament deal with issues facing cities?
October 15, 2008, 9am PDT
The authors of one study assert that vibrant cities can't be engineered by the application of "nuanced criteria"; however, this has very much become the paradigm of urban planning.