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Detroit, Don't Take Water Away From Those Who Can't Afford It

Maude Barlow | Posted 11.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

Upholding UN resolutions are often seen as a federal responsibility. But what happens when a federal government fails in its duty to afford people basic human rights? Many would argue that lower levels of government -- state and municipal -- and courts have legal and moral obligations to uphold international obligations when federal governments have failed.

Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

Jon Packer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.

We Should Let Nature Thrive in Cities

Dan Kraus | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

Cities rely on nature for their very well-being. Nature in cities reduces energy bills, cleans the air and protects us from floods. There is a growing body of evidence that nature makes us better people and builds better communities.

Italian Examples of Cities Made for People

Ron Dembo | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada
Ron Dembo

I love the Italian Piazza. You find them in every town, big or small. Rome is full of them. They are gentle and filled with human sounds, blended voic...

Citizen Collaboration

Paul Hughes | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

Our towns and cities do not function in isolation. They do not exist in a vacuum. Municipalities can learn from one another's experiences. More importantly, citizens can too.

Why I Love Canada: Even City Girls Feel at Home in a Canoe

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada
Hallae Khosravi

2012-06-26-canadaflag.png I belong in the city: sidewalks to keep my shoes clean, garbage receptacles every few steps, women spraying me with concoctions on Bloor Street -- the city needs me. Algonquin Park does not need me, in fact I feel like it'd rather I not be over. But I discovered my patriotism not in fireworks or beaver tails, but in a paddle. Out in the water with trees all around me, watching my paddle slice in and out of the water, I got why people do this.

Four Ways To Cope With Anxiety If You Live In A City

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Most city folk (present company included) wouldn't trade living in the downtown core for anything, but the stress of living in the city is indeed top ...