April 8, 2011, 10am PDT
Vancouver is expanding its city-approved downtown street food vending program, with a recently approved list of new vendors allowed to cook and sell food from carts on the street.
April 4, 2011, 5am PDT
As a part of its "Leading Thinkers" feature, the Globe and Mail has posted a series of videos on the theme of "Reimagining the City."
January 12, 2011, 7am PST
As part of its ongoing series on Canada's aging population, the Globe and Mail looks at what is being done to adapt cities for a large cohort of senior citizens.
September 10, 2010, 11am PDT
An internal Statistics Canada simulation of a voluntary census -- conducted prior to the federal government's announcement that the mandatory long form census would be scrapped -- reveals serious concerns over potential inaccuracies.
September 8, 2010, 7am PDT
The City of West Vancouver is piloting a new program to help drivers slow down for the back to school season: they are projecting a hologram onto the road featuring a young girl running after a ball to call attention to driving safety.
July 15, 2010, 5am PDT
Vancouver's streets are buzzing with a new wave of street food vendors, part of a pilot program to expand formalized informal commerce downtown.
January 18, 2010, 1pm PST
With Haiti's capital city in ruins, and emergency response still underway, rebuilding efforts are a ways off. But the rebuilding following recent disasters may provide guidance, writes Mark MacKinnon.
November 15, 2008, 1pm PST
The global economic crisis and rapidly dropping oil prices are spelling trouble for the alternative energy sector.
October 29, 2008, 9am PDT
Decades of plans and interventions have failed to improve the Downtown East Side of Vancouver, one of Canada's most notorious neighbourhoods. The two mayoral candidates have very different visions for the DETS.
October 26, 2008, 1pm PDT
Some Canadian communities are seeing their local economies thriving despite -- or is it because of? -- the presence of Wal-Mart.
October 16, 2008, 1pm PDT
Canadians went to the polls yesterday and re-elected Stephen Harper's Conservative Party -- which downplayed environmental issues -- while rejecting the "Green Shift" carbon tax plan of the Liberal Party.
October 13, 2008, 5am PDT
The municipal bond market is drying up, which is causing Canadian cities to rethink their budgeting for infrastructure projects.
October 9, 2008, 2pm PDT
Spain's booming construction industry was fuelled by immigrant workers, who were encouraged to come to Spain. The economic crisis has now stalled many of those construction projects.
October 9, 2008, 1pm PDT
Media analysts and economists are confused about presidential candidate John McCain's proposed "Homeownership Resurgence Plan," which would see Washington spend up to $300 billion to become a "lender of last resort."
October 9, 2008, 9am PDT
In the current economic situation, condo developers are finding it increasingly difficult to secure financing.
September 28, 2008, 11am PDT
This column from the <em>Globe and Mail</em> expresses some common frustrations with a slow-moving regional transportation plan.
September 26, 2008, 8am PDT
Montreal, Quebec is launching a bike sharing service that will eventually see over 2,000 bikes available at 300 stations across the city.
September 26, 2008, 7am PDT
The government of Quebec's approval of a massive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility near Quebec City may threaten the city's status as a World Heritage site.
September 22, 2008, 1pm PDT
Michael Arad's winning design for the Ground Zero memorial must overcome considerable political, administrative and financial hurdles if it is ever to be constructed.
September 19, 2008, 9am PDT
Toronto is swimming in high-rise construction, with the second highest rate in the world. Some say this shift to the urban core spells the end of sprawl in Toronto.