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.
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?