January 4, 2012, 1pm PST
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.
October 27, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
October 25, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
October 19, 2011, 10am PDT
TransCanada is trying to use eminent domain to obtain easements from unwilling landowners for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
October 6, 2011, 11am PDT
For the past few weeks, we’ve been asking you to help us crowdsource the Top 100 Public Spaces in the U.S. and Canada, in collaboration with Project for Public Spaces.
September 27, 2011, 7am PDT
Toronto architect Reza Aliabadi took a trip into the far northern reaches of Nunavut, Canada's Inuit territory. There, the flatness of the tundra and the stone stacks made by the Inuit inspired him to propose a stacked housing tower.
September 27, 2011, 5am PDT
New technology is allowing massive investment in oil drilling in North and South America, from Canada to Argentina. This article centers on the investment in the region's two largest economies, U.S. and Brazil, and its effect on energy geopolitics.
The New York Times - Americas
September 16, 2011, 7am PDT
Earlier this week, New York City officials announced a new bikeshare system that will be available to New Yorkers in 2012.
September 15, 2011, 10am PDT
Planetizen and Project for Public Spaces want you to help us determine the best public spaces in the United States and Canada.
September 9, 2011, 1pm PDT
Transplanting the wildly popular pilot projects in NYC and SF across the northern border, the City launches VIVA Vancouver program that converts parts of eight streets into public spaces.
August 23, 2011, 12pm PDT
Thomas Rogers laments the fact that no disaster movie has bothered to obliterate a Canadian city or landmark.
August 22, 2011, 11am PDT
Jack Layton, longtime advocate for a national housing policy in Canada has succumbed to cancer just months after leading his New Democratic Party from third party status to official opposition.
August 14, 2011, 5am PDT
Sunny Freeman of The Canadian Press takes to the streets to talk to bicyclists about their choice of conveyance. She says a gas price spike during the summer of 2008 pushed many Canadians onto two wheels.
July 22, 2011, 2pm PDT
Zoning codes that mandate a certain number of parking spaces for businesses that serve on-site alcoholic beverages are inconsistent with law enforcement's campaign against drunk driving, says Eric de Place.
July 14, 2011, 8am PDT
A new Canadian study should be of interest to any urban cyclist concerned about his/her health. The study shows what is apparent to most cyclists already - smoking tailpipes, especially from diesel trucks and buses, can have serious health impacts.
Environmental Health News via San Francisco Chronicle
July 1, 2011, 12pm PDT
Of the 27 high-ranking cities, repeat offenders like San Francisco, NYC, Seattle, and Denver earned top spots. Conspicuously absent from the list is Portland.
June 19, 2011, 5am PDT
After being hidden in plain sight for decades, Canada now emerges as the hot spot for U.S. "international" investment.
May 11, 2011, 8am PDT
The 2011 Canadian Census marks a new era in population information: it is now a brief and voluntary household survey, which has led to widespread concern that Canadian public policy will be left fundamentally crippled, writes Sean Kilpatrick.
May 6, 2011, 2pm PDT
Architecture critic Christopher Hume writes an homage to urban planning icon Jane Jacobs, highlighting the resiliency of her positions on density and diversity.
April 28, 2011, 6am PDT
The TDR, or transfer of development rights, could be a way for Canadian cities to reduce the expansion of its sprawling cities, according to this piece.