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Let's Make a Deal! Exploring Section 37 of the Ontario Planning Act - Presentation by John Gladki

Ontario's Planning Problems

Urban Planning For Dummies Cheat Sheet - dummies

<b>Participate in the planning process.</b> Being part of the planning process is a great way to learn more about your community and contribute your ideas. …

Most Walkable Cities in the United States, Canada, and Australia on Walk Score

The Big Apple is the financial capital of the US and home to Times Square and the Empire State Building. Find New York apartments and New York Real …

The 10 Smartest Cities In North America

Which cities are doing the most to become the sustainable, connected, innovative city of the future?<p>See the next list in our series of smart city rankings: Asia / Pacific.<p>The survival of our species on planet earth is largely going to be determined by what happens in our cities. By 2050, 70% of the …

The real housing boom: The suburbs are where we want to be

The transformation of once-decrepit downtown neighbourhoods such as Vancouver's Yaletown, Toronto's Liberty Village and Montreal's Griffintown into bustling modern burgs of condo-dwelling millennials only looks like the defining urbanization trend of the past decade.<p>While condo cranes dotting city …

Are bikes lanes bad for business?

To bike lane or not to bike lane?<p>In the San Diego region, residents and small-business owners pile into public meetings whenever government officials …

The Effective Management Our Urban Parks Need

Urban parks are critically important to a city’s social, economic and ecological health. But sound management and long-term maintenance are essential.<p>…

Parking meter firm revenues spike as Trump plans more private deals

If you take him at his word, President Donald Trump scorns no city in his realm more than Chicago.<p>But Trump is eager to follow at least one trail …

Harvard HouseZero - A Retrofit Response to Climate Change

As part of a global, interdisciplinary effort to tackle climate change, architects are devoting resources towards optimizing the energy efficiency of …

Canada's 'us and them cities': data shows most homes are too small – or too big

In their bid to temper Canada’s overheated housing markets – some of which rank among the world’s least affordable – authorities in the country have slapped taxes on some foreign buyers and taken aim at vacant homes.<p>Now one group of analysts is recasting the crisis in a new light; exploring the …

TTC set to move its Metropass over to the beleaguered Presto system

Acknowledging some bumps along the road, the TTC is rolling out some of its monthly Metropass on Presto this month to try to work out any kinks …

Worldwide Launch of the Global Street Design Guide

Digital release, translations makes the guide available at no cost to planners<p>For Immediate Release <br>May 16, 2017<p>Press Contact: <br>Abhimanyu Prakash …

Barcelona’s New, Huge “Superblocks” Are Designed To Stop Traffic, Fight Pollution

The nine-square-block areas are closed to everything but local traffic, filled with parks and pedestrian spaces, and change the way people interact with the city.<p>In 2017, Barcelona will start converting itself into a pedestrian city: Inside grids of “superblocks,” non-resident cars will be banned, …

The costs of Ontario’s climate plan are no bargain, and largely hidden

<i>Danny Lam is an independent consultant on greenhouse gas-mitigation strategies. He graduated with a master's degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2014. Maurice Dusseault is a professor of earth sciences, University of Waterloo.</i><p>Ontario's Climate Change …

Where the biggest inequality gaps are in America

Across America, blacks and Hispanics continue to lag behind whites in key economic areas, including household income and unemployment rates. But in some regions, the gap is far wider than in others, a new report by the National Urban League finds.<p>Released Tuesday, the report, called The State of …

Demographics

How the daily commute is going to change

The modern commute may be heading for a big upgrade, thanks to carpool ride-sharing services and advances in automotive electronics and smart …

Mixed Use House / Makovský & partners

<b>Concept</b><p>To present a building of a universal typology constrained by the narrow plot in urban context. To create a clear structure, to use materials …

Big, Expensive Cities Are Forcing Low-Income Families And Millennials Away

Take a look at this analysis from the real estate data company Trulia. Using U.S. Census data from 2010 to 2014, it shows that people making $30,000 …