Peter Mithin asks if government should lead be creating and enforcing green building standards, or leading by example instead?
Nov 8, 2010 GreenSpace
A new report suggests that making policies in Canada to avoid urban sprawl development will reduce pollution and boost the economy.
Oct 6, 2010 The Vancouver Sun
Last year Toronto became the first North American city to mandate green roofs on all new residential, commercial and institutional buildings larger than 21,500 square feet. Now it has created a 118,000 square foot example on top of the City Hall.
Oct 2, 2010 Metropolis Magazine
An internal Statistics Canada simulation of a voluntary census -- conducted prior to the federal government's announcement that the mandatory long form census would be scrapped -- reveals serious concerns over potential inaccuracies.
Sep 10, 2010 Globe and Mail
Canadian cities like Montreal and Vancouver are riding the green train, aiming to transform themselves into some of the greenest cities in the world.
Aug 17, 2010 The Canadian Press via Yahoo!
In this op-ed for the Globe and Mail, four leading Canadian scholars argue that the Harper government's unilateral decision to scrap the long form census should be put to a vote in the House of Commons.
Aug 11, 2010 The Globe and Mail
With some construction projects behind schedule, municipal governments are asking the Harper government to extend their "spend-it-or-lose-it" deadline of March 31 2011.
Aug 10, 2010 Winnipeg Free Press
Small and mid-sized cities in Canada are taking innovative steps to revitalize their downtowns, and lure businesses and entrepreneurs back.
Aug 4, 2010 The Globe and Mail
John Lorinc, author of the New City, points out the many ways that the Canadian long-form census -- which is set to be scrapped -- informs city planning, strategic planning and social service provision.
Aug 3, 2010 The Globe and Mail
Canada's chief statistician has quit in a very public protest over the Harper government's announced plan to replace the Canadian Census "long form" with a voluntary census.
Jul 23, 2010 The Globe and Mail