Walkable Cities

Canada Should Follow Finland's Example in the Fight Against Diabetes

Jan Hux | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Politics
Jan Hux

But there is an even greater danger with a simplistic understanding of diabetes that focuses exclusively on individual choice -- it diverts attention and resources from other approaches which may be more effective at addressing the diabetes epidemic. It is projected that by the year 2020, one in three Canadians will have either diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Where Pedestrians Rule In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Living

We may be a country with "great oceans of car parks," but Canadians are also in love with walking around their cities — and finding places where the...

Where Is Canada's Most Walkable City?

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Living

Canada, it's time to get out and stretch your legs — but if you're on the west coast, you're probably already doing that. Walk Score, the Seattle...

Frightful Winter Weather Doesn't Scare Walkable Cities

Brent Toderian | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Brent Toderian

What last week illustrated is that even Vancouver — not really a winter city in the common use of that title — needs to think more about our ability to handle tougher winter conditions. With the weather being less predictable, and frequency and intensity of storm events getting worse with the consequences of climate change, anticipating and designing for unusual weather conditions is going to be the new normal for all of us.

What Canadian Cities Can Learn From Fredericton

Hassan Arif | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada
Hassan Arif

Good urban planning is important to preserving Fredericton's quality of life advantages that make it a desirable place to live and work. This includes promoting walkable streets, unique architecture that enhances the character of the city, and curbing generic box-store style sprawl.