Canada

Can one small port city make a difference? South Portland, home to an oil tanker facility that has long received crude from abroad, has blocked the owner from exporting tar sands crude and hopes to spur other cities to act.
4 days ago   NPR
A new report by multinational professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) calls the suburban-to-urban movement of Canadian residents and businesses one of the most significant current real estate trends.
Nov 21, 2013   The Huffington Post
Amid data showing a dwindling supply of prime Canadian agricultural land, a commencing study seeks to strengthen preservation policies.
Nov 18, 2013   The Globe and Mail
Despite federal ‘optimism,’ a new Environment Canada report indicates the country is not on pace to meet 2020 Copenhagen Accord emissions targets. Experts point to weak federal environmental policies, most notably in the oil and gas sector.
Oct 26, 2013   The Huffington Post
A new report says the investments made in hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver were worth it. But could the area have gotten the same benefits without the Games?
Oct 24, 2013   The Globe and Mail
After 5 years of debate, and much handwringing over the use of the word "sprawl", the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU) adopted a Charter for Canadian Urbanism at its 5th annual summit in Halifax.
Oct 21, 2013   Spacing
Reuters reports that at 1 a.m. on Oct. 19, 13 cars of a CN train hauling oil and LPG derailed in Alberta. One car exploded and three others caught fire. Fortunately, there were no injuries, unlike July's fatal conflagration in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec.
Oct 21, 2013   Reuters
Toronto's suburbs have often been dismissed as bland and banal. A closer look, however, reveals a diverse, complex landscape whose rapid changes have profound implications for the metropolis as a whole.
Oct 16, 2013   Satellite Magazine
In an editorial for The New York Times, Verlyn Klinkenborg bemoans the Harper administration's silencing of scientists in favor of political ideology, resource extraction, and public ignorance.
Sep 30, 2013   The New York Times
A team of Canadian MBA students has won $1 million to alleviate urban hunger with insect-based foods, reports Mary Jander.
Sep 29, 2013   Future Cities
City transit authorities are fighting back against a notorious non-practicing entity, or patent troll.
Sep 22, 2013   Future Cities