Podcast
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Victoria Fenner | In the first of our "rabble rousers to watch" podcasts, we have a conversation about Engage Barrie, a group trying to bring about progressive political change in a very conservative city.
Book Review
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Karen Burson | Paul Weinberg's collection of essays features writing by some of Hamilton's most engaged, passionate, and articulate citizens.
Book Review
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Michael Nicholas | Jules Boykoff, a prolific critic of the Olympic games, convincingly demonstrates that zeroing in on anti-Olympics organizing can help us understand how local movements interact with global issues.
Book Review
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Rachel Bondra | A new book explores the problems with the planning profession, but also looks at the solutions available when planners and grassroots activists work together to combat the neoliberalization of cities.
Podcast
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Face2Face | Joe Berridge talks about urban life and entropy, why they are like machines and purpose built; liberty and democracy; urban planning; and why successful cities need immigrants.
Blog
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David Suzuki | Spending time in nature regularly is not a panacea for mental health but it’s an essential component of health and psychological resilience.
Blog
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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.
Columnists
Stephen Leahy | Cities are responsible for 70 per cent of global CO2 emissions but they can save the planet by greening one community at a time, said Vancouver's David Cadman at the ICLEI World Congress 2015.
Blog
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David Suzuki | We must harness and amplify homegrown local creativity to enhance urban ecologies and make communities more livable and resilient. Smart urban innovations should be scaled up, shared and adapted.
News
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Ella Bedard | The ride-sharing app lowers consumers' costs, but makes it all but impossible for taxi drivers to make a living.
Podcast
Redeye Collective | Cities in Canada are getting significantly less money from higher levels of government. At the same time, municipal governments are paying more than their share of housing, policing and water costs.
Blog
David Suzuki | Most greenhouse gas emissions come from cities, so it makes sense that cities are leading the way on climate action.