McAdam, New Brunswick and the struggle of small communities

Many small towns, communities, and rural areas face challenges with the decline of traditional industries such as forestry. Often... Read More

Alberta’s urban vote breaches the Conservative fortress

In Alberta’s recent dynasty ending election, a 44 year old Tory dynasty went down in defeat to Rachel Notley’s New... Read More

Bangor, Maine — Beyond the outlet stores & how a small-sized city is nudging back at bad planning

Travelling up the I-95… It was a sweltering Saturday, late morning.  I was sitting in a deli in downtown Bangor, and while downtown... Read More

Toronto: Caught Between Political Paralysis and Car-dependence

I do not live in Toronto, but it is a city I visit regularly, a city where I have many friends and colleagues.  It is a city I love... Read More

PHOTO: Nature and Suburbia – The Meadows of Mississauga

Obviously this photo was not taken right now, it is from a few years ago actually, but it shows the intermix of nature and suburbia... Read More

Lessons from smaller Canadian cities: Fredericton’s Trail System

Fredericton is the provincial capital of New Brunswick and a city featuring two universities, an arts college, a rich cultural scene... Read More

Photo: Moncton’s Chocolate River

The Petitcodiac River, also known as the chocolate river for its brown-coloured water, is a distinctive feature of Moncton, New... Read More

Class, race, & the underground economy — Venkatesh’s Floating Cities and Lessons for Canadian Cities

A city is more than the towering skyscrapers of its business district, more than its landmarks, a city – in particular one that has... Read More

Smaller city revitalization — the case of Fredericton’s Main Street

A version of this article by Hassan Arif appeared recently in Sustainable Cities Collective. Fredericton is a smaller city, with a... Read More