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Green City Planning

In many of my blogs, I discuss ways to make urban environments more sustainable and green. I recently read an article in The Wall Street Journal entitled: How to Build a Greener City. This article was aimed less at what … Continue reading

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Park the Car at Home

I was raised in a one-car family and because of this, when I wanted to go anywhere, I took transit more often than I got a ride. It wasn’t until I moved to a smaller town that I even ended … Continue reading

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Game Plan: Implementing Sustainbility Working Sessions

Our planet is rapidly becoming more urban. According to UN-Habitat, an agency mandated by the UN General Assembly to encourage socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities, global population growth between the years 1950-1975 was relatively uniformly divided between urban … Continue reading

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Sustainable Infrastructure as Public Amenity

Ok, I’m impressed.  Have you seen Sherbourne Common? If you haven’t, I suggest that  you check it out.  This is the most recent project to be unveiled as part of Toronto’s ambitious waterfront development plan, better known as the “New … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Lost in Translation

I am not an urban planner. I am not an engineer. I am a communicator. What I do is work with planners, engineers, and a variety of other stakeholders, to communicate their work to the public. But I must admit, … Continue reading

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How Environmental Justice Influenced Current Public Consultation Processes

This is part one of a three part series on the evolution of public consultation, written by Environmental Planner, Danya Al-Haydari. Environmental justice is defined as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, sex, … Continue reading

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Planning in a Multi-Cultural Environment

Are planners doing enough to engage ethnoracial minorities in consultation  activities and when decisions need to be made? I recently came across a 2001 study by two Toronto university professors, which surveyed planners across 25 municipalities within the Greater Toronto … Continue reading

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