Canada Ready to Renegotiate Critical Columbia River Treaty

The U.S. and Canada have come to an agreement that it's time to renegotiate a treaty that governs the management of dams and water along the Columbia River—one of the largest rivers on the continent.

March 27, 2016 - The Tyee

President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau Agree to Reduce Methane Emissions

Climate change was front and center at a Thursday morning joint press conference at the White House, where U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to several energy, environmental, and Arctic initiatives.

March 13, 2016 - Los Angele Times

CN Tower rises above Gardiner Expressway on Toronto Waterfront

From 'Traffic' Planning to 'Transportation' Planning: Toronto's Pivot to the Future

Ken Greenberg, the former director of architecture and urban design for the city of Toronto, sits down to discuss how Toronto needs to transform to ensure a less auto-reliant future that serves a changing demographic of younger urban dwellers.

February 20, 2016 - Metro

Vancouver and Toronto Lead Big Increases in Canadian Housing Prices

The bloated cost of housing in Vancouver and Toronto has raised concerns among market analysts about a potential correction. Presumably, people in Canada are also worried about the price of housing.

February 19, 2016 - The Vancouver Sun

A New Generation of Subway Cars Coming to New York

The first "open gangway" subway cars are due to arrive in New York in 2020. These cars enable passengers to freely walk between cars without having to struggle to open doors to access an adjacent car.

February 9, 2016 - The New York Times

Eminent Domain, Northern Pass Enter New Hampshire Republican Debate

One of the more lively parts of Saturday night's Republican debate were the interactions between candidates Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, and the audience who booed Trump. But it hid a more serious matter—the use of eminent domain for the Northern Pass.

February 8, 2016 - Raw Story

When Regressive is Progressive

With the two Democrat candidates debating who is the real progressive, it would be interesting to see how they would respond, if asked, about President Obama's proposed $10-per-barrel fee to fund a 21st Century Clean Transportation System.

February 8, 2016 - The New York Times

New Research Explains Why Only Some Neighborhoods Get Bike Infrastructure

Canadian researchers made the case at the Transportation Research Board this past week that improved bike infrastructure and neighborhood gentrification go hand in hand. They used research gathered fromi Portland and Chicago.

January 18, 2016 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Tiny House

Are Tiny Houses All They Are Cracked Up To Be?

Maybe not so much, according to an article in the Globe and Mail.

January 16, 2016 - The Globe and Mail

Friday Eye Candy: Take a Virtual Stroll Around the World

The Mapillary app allows users to upload their street-level photos into a geo-tagged sequence.

December 18, 2015 - The Mapillary Blog

Vancouver Hands Residents the Keys to Granny Flats

Leading other expensive cities in North America, Vancouver, British Columbia is quickly adding accessory dwelling units as a result of permissive regulations approved in 2009.

December 14, 2015 - Citiscope


A New Guide to Participatory Planning

A new guidebook by the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre can help improve a critical part of the job for all planners.

December 7, 2015 - Project For Public Spaces

What to Expect from Canada's New Prime Minster Justin Trudeau on Climate Change

Canada's recent change to a Liberal government means Stephen Harper's legacy in oil gas is at risk. Change is coming.

November 27, 2015 - Globe and Mail

Alberta Announces Landmark Climate Protection Strategy

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a transformative three-pronged climate protection plan on November 22 that will cap greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands development, add a carbon tax, and phase-out coal power plants.

November 25, 2015 - CTV

Vancouver Waterfront

Gentrification and Affordability Worries Arise Over a Proposed Vancouver Tower

A 12-story residential tower proposed for a Vancouver neighborhood is receiving pushback from housing advocates and the local Chinese community.

November 12, 2015 - The Province

Bay Bridge Toll

Congestion Pricing as the Missing Piece of Urban Mobility

A new report argues for congestion pricing projects to be implemented in major Canadian cities.

November 10, 2015 - Canada's Ecofiscal Commission

Breaking News: End of the Line for Keystone XL Pipeline

After TransCanada hit the "pause button," President Obama hit "reject." The seven-year saga has come to an end, announced President Obama in a noon White House statement to the press on Friday where he took no questions.

November 6, 2015 - The White House

TransCanada Hits the 'Pause Button' on Keystone XL Application

TransCanada, developer of the controversial 1,179-mile pipeline that would transport crude derived from oils sands in Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska, asked the State Department to hold-off processing its application for the seven-year-old project.

November 4, 2015 - Los Angeles Times

Alberta Oil Sands

Shell Gives Another Early Christmas Gift to Environmentalists

Shell Oil surprised the environmental community in September by announcing an end to Arctic drilling. What could come next? Shell is abandoning plans for the Carmon Creek oil-sands project in Alberta and taking a $2 billion write-down.

November 2, 2015 - Bloomberg News

Justin Trudeau

The Urban Agenda of New Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau is Canada's 23rd prime minister, after his election victory over incumbent Stephen Harper. Trudeau is the son of iconic PM Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and has promised large spending programs to benefit urban areas.

October 22, 2015 - Toronto Star

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