May 24, 2009, 11am PDT
Arthur Erickson, one of Canada's most renowned architects, has passed away at age 84.
May 20, 2009, 12pm PDT
In his new book 'Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller' economist Jeff Rubin describes how 'peak oil' will reverse globalization, revitalize cities and reinvigorate Canada's manufacturing base.
May 14, 2009, 12pm PDT
City councillors in Ottawa, Canada are caught up in a convoluted struggle over their ability to control the region's urban growth boundary.
April 25, 2009, 7am PDT
Economists worry that Vancouver's tumbling housing market is an indication that Canadians could see a dramatic -- and long-lasting -- decline in the value of their homes.
April 21, 2009, 11am PDT
U.S. states and officials are looking North to Canada where public-private partnerships have successfully funded infrastructure projects for years in British Columbia.
The Christian Science Monitor
April 18, 2009, 9am PDT
Green Living magazine gives kudos to Canada's leading cities in terms of energy, water, density and bike-friendliness.
April 15, 2009, 6am PDT
In this excerpt from the Canadian edition of "Who's Your City?" author Richard Florida argues that, while Canada's cities have done well to avoid some of the economic disparities of U.S. cities, they will need to work harder still.
March 22, 2009, 9am PDT
As Baby Boomers reach retirement age in Canada, nearly one out of five in the country will be retired within a decade. This coming retirement boom is already affecting the housing market, which many expect to change dramatically.
March 17, 2009, 7am PDT
Its political and financial leaders have long insisted that Canada was insulated from an American-style subprime mortgage crisis. However, a Globe & Mail study reveals that western Canada is facing an "alarming" rate of foreclosures.
March 8, 2009, 5am PDT
Corporate Knights magazine has released its -- new and improved -- annual ranking of sustainable cities in Canada.
March 2, 2009, 11am PST
Studies showing rising concentrations of poorer immigrant groups in Canada's largest cities is causing concern that the country is becoming polarized. But, writes Doug Saunders, such enclaves may be the first step towards integration.
March 1, 2009, 1pm PST
This commentary from <em>re:place</em> magazine offers tips and insights into how one can ride transit like a pro.
February 24, 2009, 9am PST
In his first foreign trip, President Obama will meet with Canadian PM Harper to discuss, amongst other topics, the environmental impact of mining Alberta's oil sands.
February 17, 2009, 8am PST
A new report warns that an aging Canadian population will drive up infrastructure costs in public transit, water management, and roads and sidewalks.
February 15, 2009, 9am PST
The downturn in the housing market has led to a lot of misconceptions about housing. This piece from <em>The Tyee</em> identifies five myths about affordable housing.
January 28, 2009, 6am PST
The Budget tabled by Canada's Conservative government doles out billions of dollars for infrastructure and housing, but it comes with a proviso: the Provinces and municipalities have to ante up billions as well.
January 27, 2009, 1pm PST
With the fate of Canada's conservative government at stake, details are leaking regarding the proposed federal budget, including billions of dollars in new infrastructure spending.
January 27, 2009, 6am PST
A proposal for a comprehensive green stimulus plan, backed by a powerful group of environmentalists, unions, and associations, was submitted to Canada's Prime Minister Harper last week.
January 21, 2009, 10am PST
California's high-speed rail project is a triumph for rail advocates, but made possible by private sector funding. A Canadian rail project must also follow the model of public-private partnerships.
January 9, 2009, 1pm PST
Winnipeg and Ottawa are facing off over which city has the world's longest -- and best -- ice trail.