Michael Dudley is the Indigenous and Urban Services Librarian at the University of Winnipeg.
Alberta's floods and the tragic rail disaster in Quebec have lead to arguments for more stringent development controls in vulnerable areas and greater municipal control over railroads, as well as a more rapid transition away from oil.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:58am PDT
Laurie Olin, the preeminent landscape architect, is being presented this week with the prestigious National Medal of Arts. The well deserved honor is a big deal not only for Olin and his firm, but for all landscape architects.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 7:52am PDT
American reliance on property taxes leads to NIMBYism and periodic tax revolts, thus impeding both development and basic public services.
Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 1:07pm PDT
How much young men drive has fallen very sharply in Britain – a drop of nearly half since the mid-1990s, a shift it is fair to characterise as both astonishing and unprecedented. It’s rather more complicated to say whether it’s good or bad news.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 9:17am PDT
If the market demand is there, why isn't more mixed-use housing getting built? Follow the money.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 2:03pm PDT
Two events held in the same week in the historic heart of Paris show just how serious the city is about its contemporary urban landscape.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:37am PDT
Failures, when experienced as part of creatively contributing to the solution, are not just OK, they are a good thing.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:41am PDT
Critics claim that smart growth policies are ineffective at reducing vehicle travel and achieving intended to objectives. This column critiques their arguments.
Monday, June 24, 2013 - 6:13am PDT
Now is the time for planners to engage in the public debate on vehicle-automation – leaving it to the car-makers and search-engine providers (and their legions of techies) won’t deliver the livability outcomes planners aim to achieve.
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 4:14am PDT
What should graduate students read the summer before entering planning school? For those with some time on their hands the following suggestions can help provide direction.
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 12:25am PDT