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The Boring Company

Detailing the Boring Company’s Poor Track Record

Elon Musk’s promised solution for congestion—the Boring Co.—has proven most successful at disappearing on the governments that trusted them.

November 29, 2022 - The Wall Street Journal

Amazon Warehouse

Amazon’s Largest Warehouse Ever Under Construction in Southern California

Twice as big as Downtown L.A.’s tallest skyscraper and bigger than Disney’s California Adventure Park with room to spare, the largest Amazon warehouse in the world is under construction in Southern California’s Inland Empire.

June 6, 2022 - Orange County Register

Rendering of the proposed Farm Hub at The Great Park, Ontario

Massive New Park Coming to the Inland Empire

A 3.5-mile long greenway will bring trails, recreational facilities, and open space to Ontario, in San Bernardino County, California.

January 11, 2022 - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Inland Empire Airport

Transportation Authority Choose the Boring Company in the Inland Empire

The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority decided that Elon Musk's The Boring Comany offers a cheaper, faster alternative to proposals that would build a light rail connection to the Ontario International Airport.

June 11, 2020 - Daily Bulletin

Toronto Subway

As Canada Grows, Transit a Key Component of Success

The population in Canada will increase substantially in the future, and transit planning is crucial to ensuring that cities thrive.

January 9, 2020 - The Globe and Mail

Winter Storm

Editorial: Toronto’s Snow Clearing Plan Isn’t Fair

The city’s plan for dealing with snow and ice on sidewalks this winter doesn't address past problems and won't meet the needs of residents, say critics.

November 5, 2019 - The Star

Toronto

Toronto Sets More Ambitious Climate Change Goals

The city is considering a proposal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions even more by aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050.

October 6, 2019 - The Star

Toronto Bus TTC

Toronto Could Give Buses and Streetcars Priority

In a shift away from subway expansions and upgrades, Toronto looks to improve the bus and streetcar systems.

July 19, 2019 - The Star

Uber Car

When Rideshare Serves as Transit, Success Brings Risks

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.

May 6, 2019 - CityLab

Laneway House Toronto

Breathing New Life Into Toronto's Laneways

Laneway development throughout the city is ramping up with new construction and public space projects.

April 8, 2019 - The Star

O-Train

Ottawa Light Rail On Track to Expand

Canada's capital has approved a major set of extensions to its light rail O-Train system, encompassing 27.3 miles of new track and 24 new stations.

March 22, 2019 - CBC

OC Transpo Ottowa

Gender, Climate Change, and Transit Decision Makers

A member of Ottawa’s city council says transit commissioners should support women’s rights and believe that climate change is real.

February 19, 2019 - Ottawa Citizen

Toronto Bike Lane

Toronto Bike Plan Not Delivering on Infrastructure and Spending

More than two years into a 10-year plan, the city has installed only a fraction of planned bike lanes.

January 24, 2019 - The Star

Central Waterfront Toronto

Toronto's Quayside Will Be Plugged In, But the Risks for Residents Are Unclear

Technology will be part of everyday life in a new Toronto neighborhood, planned by Sidewalk Labs. But looking to the future is also raising a host of privacy concerns.

October 18, 2018 - The Star

Belleville Transit bus

Bus-Hailing Experiment Soon to Go Live

A small city in Canada is starting a pilot project that lets riders request bus service through an app.

September 16, 2018 - Financial Post

Maokong Sky Gondola

When Other Transit Modes Won't Do, There's Always Sky Gondolas

One Toronto-area man is hoping that cable cars in the sky will one day complete the metro's transit system, but transportation experts see limited use for the technology.

February 29, 2016 - Hamilton Spectator

Neighborhood Polarization in a Canadian City

In Canadian cities, rising income inequality has been reflected in neighborhood polarization. The experience of Hamilton, Ontario, has been typical. Here, inner-city decline is now giving way to gentrification, displacing poverty to the suburbs.

November 4, 2015 - Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership

Québec Institutionalizes Its 'Fight Against Climate Change'

For Québec, climate action is a top priority that transcends party agendas—so the province is partnering with other sub-national entities to bypass national politics in building a cap-and-trade market.

June 5, 2015 - VerdeXchange News

Cities in Decline: Finding Something To Celebrate

News always comes in twos; there's the good news, and then there's the bad news. In the city of Windsor, Canada, the bad news has consistently been their ailing economy. Residents look for something to celebrate.

June 23, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Niagara Falls, New York: The Epitome of Bad Urban Planning

An extensive piece in Bloomsburg BusinessWeek uncovers the bad ideas and worse decisions that led to the downfall of Niagara Falls, New York. Step one? Replacing the historic downtown with "a bunch of modernist follies."

December 25, 2010 - On Street Level

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