Canada

Yesterday
The common refrain is that transit is just better in other countries. However, the reasons why are more complex than initial impressions allow, providing important lessons for the United States.
CityLab
October 10, 2018, 7am PDT
A closer look at the numbers reveals stark divides among Toronto neighborhoods.
Toronto Star
October 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat wants to transform three failing golf courses into free public spaces.
The Toronto Star
October 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
Simply put, this scholar says, it comes down to race. With far fewer non-white urban residents, Canadian cities didn't fall prey to the redlining, white flight, and incarceration problems that so heavily impacted cities like Detroit.
The Detroit Free Press
August 29, 2018, 8am PDT
It was viewed as a "David vs. Goliath" pipeline fight: the city of South Portland, Maine against a pipeline company backed by Big Oil. The city had passed a zoning ordinance preventing the export of oil which would have impacted public health.
InsideClimate News
Feature
August 29, 2018, 5am PDT
Planetizen's 2018 "Top Twitter" list focuses on the local journalists who work hard to keep planning projects and processes in the public eye.
James Brasuell
August 27, 2018, 5am PDT
From Judi Dench to Queen Latifah, CityLab writers match transit systems with the personalities they think would make the best announcements.
CityLab
August 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
Transportation officials and companies are still working out how to respond to the decision by Greyhound to discontinue its intercity routes in Western Canada.
The Star Vancouver
August 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
By increasing the amount of service and updating its scheduling and routes, the city of Kingston was able to induce demand for buses.
TVO
July 5, 2018, 6am PDT
Border controversies now have a northern front, too.
The Detroit Free Press
June 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
Several years of catastrophic wildfires in Canada doesn't mean the risk has lessened. Experts predict much worse in the future.
The Star Vancouver
June 20, 2018, 10am PDT
The brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford decisively won the election on June 7 to be the next premier of Ontario, ousting current Premier Kathleen Wynne. His first order of business: end the province's emissions trading program.
Toronto Sun
June 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.
The New York Times
June 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
The happiest people in Canada, according to a survey of life satisfaction, tend to live in significantly less dense communities than the least happy.
Daily Hive
June 4, 2018, 7am PDT
The winner of the Grand Prize for the Canada Smart Cities Challenge will receive $50 million CAD ($38.5 million USD).
Smart Cities Dive
April 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Relaxed U.S. fuel economy standards, as Environmental Protection Administration chief Scott Pruitt announced on April 2, would have effects extending far beyond the United States.
The New York Times
April 24, 2018, 7am PDT
A van driver apparently deliberately mowed down pedestrians on sidewalks and intersections in the North York area of Toronto on Monday. The suspect is in custody. The incident is reminiscent of a similar scene last May in Times Square, Manhattan.
CNN
April 22, 2018, 7am PDT
"Canada looks a lot like much of the US, in terms of economic types, city sizes and ages, development patterns," Jarret Walker says. So why can't Americans keep pace with Canadian public transit?
Human Transit
April 19, 2018, 9am PDT
The new program offers cities access to $2 billion CAD in financing as well as a network of technical support.
Smart Cities Dive
April 18, 2018, 5am PDT
Detailed reports on mode share, in real time and over time, are available with Replica.
Sidewalk Labs