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
Hazel Borys concludes her popular photo series on lessons from Canadian urbanism with a look at Ottawa, whose charming historic character is illegal to reproduce today in its more auto-centric outskirts.
Aug 22, 2012 PlaceShakers
As several major Canadian cities seek to hire new chief urban planners, candidates are facing an emerging set of demographic and political challenges, while some question the role such officials should have in shaping the country's landscape.
Jul 9, 2012 The Globe and Mail
Douglas Coupland, most famous for authoring the book Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, is pitching a combined street lamp / wifi / cell phone tower to bring connectivity to Vancouver's streets.
Jun 25, 2012 National Post
To close off the paper's series on Canadian immigration policy, the Globe and Mail's Doug Saunders calls for a dramatic increase in immigrants, arguing that the country's underpopulation harms almost every aspect of national life.
May 21, 2012 Globe and Mail
In this essay, Luis Rodriguez traces the demographic and socio-economic trends that reflect the changing role of women in society, and their impact on the way communities are planned and designed.
Apr 16, 2012 Fused Grid
In an analysis of newly released census data, Wendell Cox outlines recent population trends in the fastest-growing country in the G-8.
Feb 15, 2012 newgeography
Trees are an increasingly important part of the urban infrastructure. However, a lack a awareness about how to plant and nurture large trees in urban environments dooms many trees to lackluster performance and a short life.
Jan 4, 2012 The Globe and Mail
The results of our crowdsourcing project, in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces, reveal not an objective Top 100 but instead a handful of communities passionate about their own local public spaces. Exclusive
Oct 27, 2011 By
As the campaign to replace the late (and city-boosting) Jack Layton as the leader of the New Democratic Party heats up, contender Paul Dewar has announced his intention to lead with a multi-pronged urban strategy.
Oct 25, 2011 Huffington Post