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Feature
November 26, 2019, 2pm PST
The decade wraps up with another engaging crop of highly readable and recommendable books on the subject of urban planning. There's a lot to learn, on many related subjects, among this year's top planning books.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
November 24, 2019, 5am PST
Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street is heavily used by pedestrians, and, according to this article, it's time for a revamp that acknowledges all of the street's users.
The Star
November 12, 2019, 10am PST
The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.
Politico
November 10, 2019, 7am PST
The residential development in Vancouver, located on Squamish Nation land, will be significantly larger than what was initially planned.
The Globe and Mail
November 6, 2019, 9am PST
A surge of oil from four countries—Norway, Guyana, Canada and Brazil—will more than compensate for slowing growth of U.S. oil production. The new sources might cause oil prices to dip to $50 a barrel and slow the transition to electric vehicles.
The New York Times
October 29, 2019, 10am PDT
Renovating old buildings instead of demolishing them as the better "green" option is preservation orthodoxy. But what if the decision between renovation and demolition is less than clear-cut?
Treehugger
October 19, 2019, 5am PDT
When it comes to ignoring matters of housing affordability and public transit during an election cycle of great significance, the United States is not the exception. Candidates in Canada's 2019 Federal Election have mastered the same trick.
The Star
August 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Transit expansions are providing incentives to companies to locate outside of city centers, upending traditional housing, work, and commute patterns.
The Globe and Mail
July 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Ottawa, Canada has produced another goofy animated video. This one explains its efforts to encourage more Missing Middle multi-unit urban housing.
City of Ottawa via Youtube
Feature
May 31, 2019, 8am PDT
New Urbanism was in part born of the criticisms of 20th century planning principles popularized by Jane Jacobs, but Jacobs infamously derided the new school of thought.
Fanis Grammenos
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
April 15, 2019, 9am PDT
The Trump administration's "energy dominance" agenda depends, in part, on growing the energy distribution network, namely pipelines, rail facilities, and ports. However, states can use the Clean Water Act to block pipelines and coal terminals.
InsideClimate News
March 12, 2019, 6am PDT
The largest price jump in 30 years hit the rental market in Canada at the beginning of the year.
Daily Hive
March 5, 2019, 8am PST
A potentially radical point of view that must be considered by planners: moving the field forward will require soul searching that confronts an overcomes the disposition and exploitation that defined the past and continues to influence the future.
Progressive City
February 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new study maps out affordability and inequality across Toronto's transit network.
The Star
January 15, 2019, 2pm PST
Putting a price on carbon emissions is widely viewed as an effective tool to reduce emissions. It can also be applied to help those who stand to lose the most from climate change, thus enabling a socially just transition to a low carbon economy.
World Resources Institute
January 9, 2019, 12pm PST
Mixed results and high costs are to be expected among the 89 public transit construction projects underway in 2019.
the transport politic
January 4, 2019, 6am PST
A proposed bill would open nearly 2 million acres of protected land to commercial and industrial development.
TVO
December 26, 2018, 2pm PST
Ten years ago, British Columbia launched North America's first carbon tax. This month, Premier John Horgan unveiled the long awaited climate plan, CleanBC, that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 2007 levels by 2030.
Vancouver Sun
November 27, 2018, 2pm PST
With self-driving cars already well lodged in the public imagination as a sure thing in the relative near future, many people are already thinking about the potential business opportunities for the new technology.
CNN