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January 31, 2008, 5am PST
<p>The economic influence of the Alberta oil sands is so powerful that it's draining working-age men -- and vitality -- from smaller communities across Canada.</p>
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January 30, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Extensive freeway spending and a flexible municipal infrastructure fund are features of the 20-year plan for Alberta's infrastructure.</p>
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January 22, 2008, 11am PST
<p>While the Canadian provincial governments in British Columbia and Ontario have committed tens of billions of dollars to improving public transit, a corresponding federal investment in transit has yet to materialize.</p>
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January 22, 2008, 10am PST
<p>Cleveland, which last week filed suit against 21 banks to regain revenues lost from a massive wave of foreclosures, epitomizes the extent of America's housing crisis.</p>
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January 19, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A high-speed rail connection through the busy Windsor, Ont., and Quebec City corridor has been debated for years. However, the Ontario government's $100 billion infrastructure deficit and the rising cost of land may make it economically unfeasible.</p>
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January 15, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Richard Florida tours the University of Toronto and finds that its seamless "organic" integration with downtown Toronto makes it a unique "town-gown" success story.</p>
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January 8, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Owing to political fragmentation and 20 different mayors, the Canadian city of Montreal is becoming increasingly dysfunctional and must be simplified, writes Lysiane Gagnon.</p>
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January 2, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>Richard Florida's latest research shows that vibrant music "scenes" -- or a city's "audio identity" -- are good indicators of urban vitality.</p>
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December 31, 2007, 6am PST
<p>A new Canadian study shows that people in smaller, less affluent cities are happier than those in larger, rapidly-growing ones.</p>
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December 14, 2007, 7am PST
<p>The urban lighting artist responsible for illuminating hundreds of Parisian landmarks tackles one last challenge before retiring: the Notre Dame Cathedral.</p>
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December 13, 2007, 10am PST
<p>A new report ranking Canada's cities in terms of their ability to attract skilled workers finds that looming demographic challenges and infrastructure deficits will require urgent attention from higher levels of government.</p>
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December 11, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Thanks to a series of "lousy" public policy decisions, Ottawa - Canada's national capital - is growing increasingly dysfunctional, writes Jeffrey Simpson.</p>
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November 27, 2007, 8am PST
<p>"Back-to-the-loft environmentalism" promotes the notion that living sustainably can happen in the middle of a city, rather than fleeing to the country.</p>
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November 27, 2007, 5am PST
<p>An outdated statistical definition of "urban" has contributed to a gross overestimation of Canada's urban population, argues Roy MacGregor.</p>
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November 20, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>A new report warns that Canada's municipal infrastructure, much of it many decades old, is in urgent need of investment and upgrading.</p>
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November 8, 2007, 7am PST
<p>A $5 million garden restoration in the heart of Kabul is drawing hundreds of visitors and reminding us that beauty always matters, even in a time of war.</p>
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November 4, 2007, 9am PST
<p>Government officials in Britain are calling on planners and designers to put more emphasis on re-visioning cemeteries as public parks.</p>
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October 25, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Planners of the 2010 Winter Olympics are discussing ways to encourage Vancouverites to ditch their cars during the games.</p>
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October 25, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Thanks to oil and gas development, the cities in the once-sleepy Canadian province of Saskatchewan are now facing a construction boom.</p>
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October 24, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>An urban renaissance is underway in many American cities, one fueled by the "common sense" of focusing on fundamentals. Canadian cities are looking south to pick up some good ideas.</p>
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