Graffiti Adds Colour To The Conversations We Should All Be Having

Jon Packer | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

Graffiti gives voice to citizens who might not otherwise be heard. Their authors are city dwellers discussing critical, urban issues. What they have to say may not always be appreciated, and you may not agree with it.

During Hard Times, Calgarians Must Manage Carefully But Think Ambitiously

Druh Farrell | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada Alberta
Druh Farrell

Crises can make us restless, inquisitive, and ready for innovative revolution. With history as a guide, we can expect some noteworthy entrepreneurial trendsetters to emerge from the current crisis -- people who refuse to be intimidated and instead think creatively about making the best of a downturn.

Toronto Needs to Invest in Walkable Neighbourhoods

Frank Margani | Posted 05.13.2016 | Canada Business
Frank Margani

In order to unlock the grand potential of Toronto's non-core markets to create affordable and vibrant communities and to ensure everyone is able to share in the economic and health benefits of walkable and livable neighborhoods, the city needs investment.

#NXNEART2014 Animates the City Like Never Before

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Music
Marcello Cabezas

Where is the art? Where is the ART? WHERE IS THE ART? Some have said if you build it they will come. A new art program as part of the NXNE Festival runs this week may be a true test of this sentiment.

Why Optimism Is Our Only Gateway To a Cleaner Future

Mark Milke | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

Some Canadians seek to create new opportunities, expand the economy, hire more people and provide opportunities. They might even -- gasp -- argue that governments are better off and have more revenues (without raising taxes) when entrepreneurs are allowed to flourish.

Why Waterloo Must Embrace Light Rail Transit To Survive

Pat Lynch | Posted 04.29.2014 | 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...