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Apr 30, 2014
Site of the proposed convention centre in downtown Halifax. Photo: Emma Feltes

Halifax convention centre myth-busting

Peggy Cameron
With so many other better ways to spend public money for public benefit isn't it time to reprioritize the public money planned to be spent to subsidize the convention centre?
News
Apr 23, 2014
Photo: flickr/Paul Krueger

Canadian cities and the future of democracy

Tobi Nussbaum
Canada is now past 80 per cent of the population living in urban areas. Cities are showing a capacity to solve problems together and now is the time for Canadian cities to be more ambitious.
Podcast
Oct 20, 2013

Exploding some of the myths about gentrification

Redeye
David Madden argues that gentrification is not synonymous with urban renewal. Madden is an assistant professor in the Sociology Department and the Cities Program at the London School of Economics.
Blog
Jun 4, 2013

Great public transit makes for a great city

David Suzuki
The world's great cities have one thing in common: safe, affordable, sustainable public transit. Toronto is getting there but a plan to use diesel engines on a new line doesn't make the grade.
Podcast
Oct 26, 2012

#CityDoc: Operation Park Avenue

Street Cred
#CityDoc hears from organizers and participants of a citizen-led urban design workshop re-imagining the northern sector of Park Avenue in Montreal.
Book Review
Jun 28, 2012
Straphanger: Saving our cities and ourselves from the automobile

Going car-free and saving our cities

Eric Doherty
The real challenge in tackling the climate crisis is to dramatically reduce carbon emissions over the next decade.
News
Dec 1, 2009

BigBoxing in Salmon Arm: Round two

Don Sawyer
For two years, community activists in Salmon Arm led the fight against a Smart!Centres development planned for an environmentally sensitive floodplain.To no one's surprise, Smart!Centres is back.

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