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Apr 12, 2018
Downtown Toronto. Image: tsaiproject/Flickr

Trading cars for shelter is a win-win

Yves Engler
By turning public land devoted to noisy, dangerous, and polluting vehicles into social housing it is possible to put a dent into runaway climate change while improving housing affordability.
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Sep 1, 2015
Image: Pixabay/kelseyannvere

Privatize public lands to reclaim the city from cars

Yves Engler
Counterintuitive as it is, especially to those of left-wing persuasion, generally the less public space in a neighbourhood, the more pleasant it is. And the less of a toll it puts on the planet.
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