When is efficient too efficient? Tech lessons from the port city of Hamburg

Cities can have ports, and many do. Moreover, successful ports make for thriving cities. But ports are not cities. They are not models... Read More

From Bach to Transport: Leipzig holds a key to the future of cities & Canadians should pay attention

The International Transportation Forum is an inter-governmental organization of the OECD. It holds a summit of transport ministers... Read More

Suburban land use & climate change: Making the connections and taking action

In the wake of the sudden and unexpected announcement of the termination of her position, the Environmental Commissioner for the... Read More

Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Can we stop talking about congestion? It’s not the point

This is probably a pointless plea, but can we stop talking about congestion? Our conversations about transportation in Canadian urban... Read More

Is good regional transit planning impossible?

Image: Christof Spieler, Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of U.S. Transit, Island Press. The recent news from Vancouver is... Read More

If you think Toronto’s transit is overly politicized, you’re right.

It’s designed to be that way. We need to change that. A common criticism of transit decision-making in Toronto is that it is overly... Read More

We need to talk about cars

When we plan for our transportation future, whether we’re talking at the municipal, regional or provincial level, there’s an elephant... Read More