Book Review: How to Study Public Life

Authors: Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre (Island Press, 2013) Those versed in research around public life and urban spaces are bound to... Read More

Building the Bicycle Culture We Want

Make no mistake, Vancouver has made some tremendous strides as a cycling city in the past five years: the Burrard Bridge, Dunsmuir... Read More

Book Review – Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices For A Multimodal Future

Editors: John L. Renne and Billy Fields (Island Press 2013) Transport Beyond Oil: Policy Choices For A Multimodal Future, edited by... Read More

LORINC: The obvious choice for Toronto’s next top cop

Say you’re a cop in your mid-40s, and you run a police force in a largish city in, say, the U.S. north-west, or the United Kingdom, or... Read More

Fairview may lose out due to Halifax’s Arena Strategy

HALIFAX  - Almost two years ago, Old HRM made a decision that New Halifax will try and contort itself into, or out of…or maybe a bit... Read More

A New Arena for Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH – Halifax’s long awaited Arena Strategy is coming before Regional Council on Tuesday and, so far, it’s the proposed... Read More

What Rob Ford can teach us about populism in Canada & some strategies to counter it

EDITOR: We’re pleased to publish this guest post by Frank Cunningham, an emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Political Science... Read More

LORINC: Desperately searching for a substantial debate over policing

Besides summer barbeques and pledges to keep the streets clean, there’s nothing quite so as predictable about Toronto’s civic... Read More

LORINC: Rethinking the integrity commissioner’s role

According to media reports from last week’s marathon council session, Toronto politicians slapped Giorgio Mammoliti with toughest... Read More

BOOK REVIEW – The Guide to Greening Cities

Authors: Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Steven S. Nicholas and Julia Parzen (Island Press, 2013) More and more books are focusing on how to... Read More