Book Review – Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

Authors: Jamie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper, Jr... Read More

Image of the Moment: Canada’s longest skating rink

Image: The Rideau Canal Skateway Location: Rideau Canal, between Argyle and Fifth Avenue Date of photo: January 18, 2015... Read More

Nîkânîw: Edmonton’s Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program

I would like to extend a personal thanks to the Aboriginal Elders, program leaders, youth participants, and all others who have been... Read More

BURALE: The reality of fighting poverty

If cities had New Year’s resolutions, Toronto’s should be a poverty reduction strategy. According to the new report on child poverty... Read More

New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City

Author: William Powers (New World Library, 2014) Every once and a while I get handed a book that changes my perspective on some of the... Read More

Image of the Moment: Ottawa’s biodome’s first winter

Image: Ottawa’s first biodome’s first winter Location: Brewer Park, Ottawa, Canada Date of photo: December 16, 2014... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – Criminal Topography: Residential Break and Enter, 2007

Authors: Erick Villagomez & Eric Stockand  Cities are well known as engines of innovation, creativity and wealth. However, they... Read More

The grim history of the Ku Klux Klan in Toronto

Two men in hooded Ku Klux Klan uniforms flash Nazi salutes on a porch. Beside them, a woman with “white power” tattooed crudely across... Read More

BURALE: Tory needs to repair trust between police and community

Mayor John Tory said he wanted to improve the relationship between the Toronto Police Service (TPS) and the community, and signaled... Read More

RELEASE: Bye Bye Chinatown: A Call to Action (Dec 12th deadline)

“Approving 105 Keefer would be like selling a little piece of Chinatown”  – member of HREN If Chinatown means something to you... Read More