To steer American cities into the future, public and private sectors—and citizens—must work together to build broad, lasting support around complicated issues such as transparency and data privacy.
A historic ruling in Canada allows the federal government to supersede the efforts of provinces in fighting the causes of climate change.
As it rebuilds the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto could use the opportunity to create more real estate for affordable housing.
Globe and Mail
Vancouver is considering eliminating a rezoning application, which could save non-profit developers up to two years in the city's approvals process.
Cities like Vancouver are rethinking parking minimums as they try to meet climate goals, reduce traffic, and reallocate street space to other modes.
A regional high-speed rail network could be coming to the Pacific Northwest, linking cities from Oregon to British Columbia.
The most-read news, features, and blogs on Planetizen in that year that was 2020.
Using Google Scholar Citation Profiles, Virginia Tech Planning Professor Tom Sanchez has created a database of planning research citations.
What's good for pension funds and real estate investment trusts is likely bad for renters.
An urban planner in Vancouver defines the roots of racism in city building, and calls on urban planners to be more effective anti-racist allies.
A must-watch conversation between BIPOC researchers and advocates working in the realm of planning and urbanism is available to watch on YouTube.
Canadian Urban Institute
The Jane's Walks festival take place the first weekend of May in cities all over the world. In 2020, social distancing will require a different format for the citizen-led group walk event.
The effects of a global pandemic on American shores are beginning to emerge for public transit systems. The consequences of a drop in transit ridership could extend beyond the end of the pandemic.
Could vacancy taxes solve multiple housing challenges at once?
Areas like St-Denis Street used to be bustling shopping destinations, but a shift in recent years has resulted in many empty storefronts.
The massive Port Lands infrastructure project will transform an industrial area by carving out a new island.
The population in Canada will increase substantially in the future, and transit planning is crucial to ensuring that cities thrive.
The Globe and Mail
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.
Real estate prices in Toronto and Vancouver continue to rise, but there is not consensus about what is behind the growing housing crisis and the best solutions to pursue.
Rethinking the "brutalscape" of infrastructure that supports the suburbs could be the key to the evolution of suburbs.