Urbanism

Why Waterloo Must Embrace Light Rail Transit To Survive

Pat Lynch | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Pat Lynch

In an election year, anything goes: While Waterloo Region council convenes on March 4 to vote on a $550-million contract for the work and materials for the project (which has technically already started), the first candidate to file his nomination papers for October's Waterloo mayoral contest has decided to run on an anti-LRT platform... and he's finding supporters.

The Cruel Consequences of Animal Bylaws

Paul Hughes | Posted 08.20.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

Early Monday morning I received a phone call from an urban hen owner and contributing member of CLUCK Canada (Canadian Liberated Urban Chicken Klub). She had just been served by Calgary bylaw for possession of livestock, her three hens (no roosters), and was ordered to remove her hens. She was fearful for her pets.

Unplug and Listen to the Sounds of Your City

Jon Packer | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Different cities have remarkable different sounds that can help tell the story of their place. So let's all take a deep breath and be reminded that the sounds around us are as much a part of our cityscape as the green space and architectural wonders.

Walking with Jane Jacobs

Himy Syed | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada
Himy Syed

The first weekend in May has quickly become known as Jane's Walk weekend in cities the world over -- named for Jane Jacobs, the late author, activist and urban theorist who died in Toronto in 2006.

UBC Researchers Develop 'Bikeability Index'

The Canadian Press | Tamsyn Burgmann | Posted 08.27.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- VANCOUVER -- University of British Columbia researchers are pedaling past the old adage "You are what you eat" to propose that b...