April 8, 2011, 8am PDT
Canadian cities are facing major backlogs in terms of maintaining and updating infrastructure. Putting off the work is expected to cost cities billions.
April 6, 2011, 7am PDT
In an open letter to Canada's political parties competing in the current federal election, the Council for Canadian Urbanism calls on them to champion the Council's 10-point "call to action" on Canada's cities.
Council for Canadian Urbanism
April 4, 2011, 5am PDT
As a part of its "Leading Thinkers" feature, the Globe and Mail has posted a series of videos on the theme of "Reimagining the City."
March 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new report is cause for concern in Canada. It shows that poor public transit and bad traffic are damaging the economic engine of cities like Toronto.
March 22, 2011, 5am PDT
BIXI, a bicycle-sharing program that first launched in Montreal, is due to launch in Toronto in May.
February 19, 2011, 11am PST
"Reskinning" buildings -- or adding a new facade -- is taking off in Canada and Europe.
February 17, 2011, 9am PST
In Canada, the mayors of two of the country's biggest cities are at the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to cities and urban issues.
February 8, 2011, 1pm PST
Formed as a primarily agrarian nation, Canada is now seeing its cities crippled by constitutional arrangements that leaves its cities underfunded and with only minimal support from the federal government, writes John Macfarlane.
February 4, 2011, 10am PST
Developers are planning a push into the Great White North with an (until now) distinctly American product - the outlet center.
January 22, 2011, 11am PST
Demand for multi-generational housing is on the rise in Canada. Municipalities and builders should take note.
January 21, 2011, 9am PST
In the 1960s and 70s, Chinatowns were threatened by highway development in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. None of the proposed highways was built, thanks to concerted efforts by the Chinese communities.
January 20, 2011, 10am PST
The City of Vancouver is moving forward with plans to re-zone downtown's Eastside neighborhood for extended height limits, but there are a growing number of voices speaking out against it, including planners.
January 12, 2011, 7am PST
As part of its ongoing series on Canada's aging population, the Globe and Mail looks at what is being done to adapt cities for a large cohort of senior citizens.
November 8, 2010, 7am PST
Peter Mithin asks if government should lead be creating and enforcing green building standards, or leading by example instead?
October 6, 2010, 12pm PDT
A new report suggests that making policies in Canada to avoid urban sprawl development will reduce pollution and boost the economy.
October 2, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
September 10, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
August 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
Canadian cities like Montreal and Vancouver are riding the green train, aiming to transform themselves into some of the greenest cities in the world.
The Canadian Press via Yahoo!
August 11, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
August 10, 2010, 12pm PDT
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.