Winnipeg's Core Problem

A recent article in Canada's national newspaper pointing out the sad state of Winnipeg's downtown has ignited debate about what's wrong, and how to fix it. Dallas Hansen believes car culture is to blame.

"Winnipeg's dilapidated inner city, an awkward subject for those of us who live here, has recently been discussed in a national context. Julius's Strauss's now-infamous exposé in the Globe and Mail last Saturday has shown Canada's Gateway to the West for what it truly is: a national embarrassment...Given the sad state of Winnipeg's inner city, with a growing global reputation acting as an albatross on our country's character, I believe our core area ought to be considered a federal emergency disaster zone."

Full Story: Core a national shame

Comments

Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245

Essential Readings in Urban Planning

Planning on taking the AICP* Exam? Register for Planetizen's AICP * Exam Preparation Course to save $25.

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
 Blockitecture Building Block Set - Garden City Series

Just In! Get the Garden City Expansion

New from Blockitecture! Create towers, cities, and dwellings with this set of architectural building blocks.
$75