Montreal

Montreal, Quebec

Smart Growth C'est Bon!

Compact infill development can create affordable, inclusive and attractive cities, like Montreal, "plus belle ville au monde."

December 31, 2020 - Todd Litman

Commercial and Retail Uses

Analysis: Parking Won't Save Struggling Commercial Corridors

Research suggests that more and more parking won't solve the woes of struggling commercial corridors, even if it's difficult for business owners located on those corridors to believe.

February 12, 2020 - Local Logic

St-Denis Street Montreal

Montreal Vacancies Leave Commercial Corridors Struggling

Areas like St-Denis Street used to be bustling shopping destinations, but a shift in recent years has resulted in many empty storefronts.

January 27, 2020 - Montreal Gazette

Montreal, Quebec

SUVs Pay More to Park in Montreal

The CBC News reports on a plan to charge more for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal, following a model provided by other boroughs in the city.

November 13, 2019 - CBC News

Toronto GO Transit

In Canada, Suburban Transit-Oriented Development on the Rise

Transit expansions are providing incentives to companies to locate outside of city centers, upending traditional housing, work, and commute patterns.

August 6, 2019 - The Globe and Mail

Société de transport de Montréal

Montreal and Quebec Work Together to Build Tramway and Pink Line

City officials from Quebec's two biggest cities have reached an agreement to try to improve transit across the region.

July 6, 2019 - CBC

Canada

Montreal Rolling Out Ambitious Expansion of its Bicycle Lane Network

Five new bike lanes will create the new Express Bicycle Network in Montreal.

June 14, 2019 - CTV News Montreal

City of Montreal

Montreal Plan to Ban Cars From Major Park Doesn't Stick

Following a fatal collision between a motorist and a competitive cyclist, Montreal tried closing a stretch of roadway through Mount Royal Park. The pilot encountered fierce opposition.

April 19, 2019 - CityLab

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal Street Reconfiguration Could Remove Parking, and Businesses Aren't Happy

The city of Montreal will spend $123 million on the first phase of a project to revamp Ste-Catherine Street, removing 140 on-street parking locations in the process. More parking spots could follow.

November 22, 2018 - Montreal Gazette

Tar Sands Oil Just Lost Another Outlet, For Now

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.

August 29, 2018 - InsideClimate News

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International Real Estate Strategies and Deal Negotiation

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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