Germany has reformed building codes in a marshaling of political will known as the "Culture of Welcome" for an expected one million refugees. German cities, many of them shrinking for decades, see the refugees as an opportunity and a responsibility.
Sep 24, 2015 The Globe and Mail
Where pedestrian-only streets have failed to draw business, the problem may be a failure to think big enough.
Sep 15, 2015 The Globe and Mail
Brian Jackson will retire after stepping down from his position as chief planner for the city of Vancouver.
Aug 13, 2015 The Globe and Mail
Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat has broken rank from Mayor John Tory on the issue of whether to replace or remove an elevated highway along the city's waterfront. The cost to replace the expressway, $919 million, is more than removing it.
May 25, 2015 The Globe and Mail
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne made a strong case for taking decisive climate change action when she signed an historic agreement to join the Quebec program that trades carbon with California.
Apr 17, 2015 The Globe and Mail
Vancouver created its MX zone as a solution to a persistent challenge for planners—how to retain industrial jobs and affordable housing in downtowns.
Jan 26, 2015 The Globe and Mail
Toronto will begin rolling out a program to narrow traffic lanes on the city's streets. The new lane policy, recently completed, was in the works for the past year.
Nov 28, 2014 The Globe and Mail
A new book by Charles Montgomery makes the case that many of the best possible outcomes for the built environment require human interaction—whether commuting to work or walking around residential neighborhoods.
Mar 24, 2014 The Globe and Mail
Torontonians who have been fighting a Walmart in Downtown’s belovedly indie Kensington Market neigbourhood appear to have won their battle against a goliath developer. A revised development proposal features significantly scaled-down retail units.
Feb 17, 2014 The Globe and Mail
As Toronto's condo-boom continues, condo buyers and councillors alike are calling for developments to be designed with canines in mind. Developers are now looking to include amenities like “pet spas” and rooftop 'dog runs' in their developments.
Feb 11, 2014 The Globe and Mail