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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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Sustainability Rating System for Infrastructure Coming Soon

An infrastructure sustainability rating system has been in the works since 2009.  Leading the charge is The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).  ISI is a collaboration of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Public Works Association (APWA) … Continue reading

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World Town Planning Day

A day that celebrates planning may not be on your calendar, but it is on ours here at  HSAL.  November 8th is World Town Planning Day.  Every year, planners from approximately 30 countries on four continents observe this day in … 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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Bus Compromise

So you’re driving to work and you get stuck behind the dreaded bus that stops: Every. Single. Block. You think to yourself, I wish that bus would get out of my way. You’re on the bus, doing your part for … Continue reading

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