Plan Saint John

What Other Cities Can Learn from Toronto's Sprawl

Hassan Arif | Posted 09.22.2012 | Canada Politics
Hassan Arif

Toronto's downtown has become an increasingly desirable place to live with a recent RBC-Pembina poll showing that 81 per cent would choose a smaller house if amenities such as shopping and mass transit were accessible by walking and if commutes to work were short. Are there any lessons here for New Brunswick?

Saint John, NB's Urban Renewal Should Be Pedestrian and Eco-Friendly

Hassan Arif | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Hassan Arif

In large part, a city's reputation rests on its central core, with a decayed and hollowed out inner-city tarnishing a community's reputation (even if it may have clean and affluent suburbs) and a healthy city core being a source of civic pride that encourages tourism and new migrants to move to the city.