Canadian cities are no strangers to rankings of the world's most functional, attractive cities. Even so, the mayors of Canada's 22 largest cities want national leaders in Ottawa to adopt an even more explicitly pro-urban national agenda.
Feb 8, 2015 Toronto Globe and Mail
Many cities have long been investing in art and culture, marrying it to placemaking, and generating extraordinary local transformations. Hazel Borys offers up a little inspiration from an art opening this week, and a few pointers for urbanists.
Oct 12, 2014 PlaceShakers
What are all the elements that make people more likely to successfully come together? It's complicated, but here are a few.
Jul 18, 2014 PlaceShakers
Creativity isn’t a theory about hipsters and the latte set. The key driver of a resilient economy is the same thing that binds us as humans – our shared creativity. Hazel Borys reviews Richard Florida's latest creative culture ideas.
Nov 20, 2013 PlaceShakers
As the level of sophistication in cycling infrastructure increases, the value of networks becomes even more apparent.
Oct 1, 2012 PlaceShakers
Winnipeg's centrally-located and historic Osborne Village has topped the Canadian Institute of Planners' Great Places in Canada contest.
Apr 27, 2012 Winnipeg Free Press
Detroit should look to a neighbor in the north for advice on rebounding from industrial decline, according to this piece from <em>New Geography</em>, which argues that Winnipeg has already paved the way.
May 19, 2011 New Geography
Jane's Walk is a fledgling yearly festival following in Jacobs' esteemed footsteps. Participants in cities around the world like Winnipeg take people on walking tours of their neighborhoods, illuminating their local urbanism.
May 11, 2009 Winnepeg Free Press
Canada's first national museum to be built outside Ottawa may not be receiving as many visitors as originally planned.
Nov 18, 2008 The Globe and Mail
Its present form taken only 36 years ago with the amalgamation of 12 municipalities, Winnipeg has still to evolve an "urban culture", argues Nick Ternette.
Aug 24, 2008 The Winnipeg Free Press