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Seven Ways to Rethink Toronto’s Resiliency

Seven ways the recent ice storm, earlier power outages and floods enable us to consider whether municipal sustainability plans for Toronto and other municipalities should be reconsidered through the lens of resiliency planning. How different would social and environmental planning for food, climate change, energy, economic development, healthy communities, natural assets and transportation be if seen through the lens of ‘resiliency’? Continue reading

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We Built Toronto with People’s Needs at the Forefront

Let’s mark World Town Planning Day on November 8 by remembering two bold moves that put Toronto’s people first by addressing changes in the suburbs and affordability. It’s time to reflect on their impacts and use them to inform our City’s ongoing evolution. Continue reading

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Are We Really Building a ‘Sustainable’ Toronto?

As a recent transplant to Toronto, I’m often asked by those from my home town where in the city I moved to. When I give them the neighbourhood’s name, their brows furrow quizzically, so I usually have to supplement my … Continue reading

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The “Greenest Fair in North America”

The Toronto CNE is on! While the midway and games have always provided entertainment and fun, the CNE also signifies that there are only two more weeks until school is back in session – bittersweet for all students. As I … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Jack

I never voted for him, and I didn’t agree with all of his ideas, yet I truly respected him. I heard the news while I was at a Newmarket mall. The message flashed before me; Jack  Layton’s picture overhead. Some … 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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