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“Social Sustainability”: Clarity is in the Context

Freya Kristensen is a PhD candidate in the department Geography at Simon Fraser University and a researcher with the SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development. Her work examines how international municipal sustainability networks influence policy learning around sustainability. She is … Continue reading

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Counting the Cost of Urban Growth

By Margaret McKenzie “Many cities don’t take cost into account when making long term decisions about their future growth patterns” says Patricia Gordon Director of Sustainable Cities International Cities Network. “We know that compact development costs less and numerous, respected … Continue reading

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Carbonn Launches First Climate Registry Report for Cities

By Margaret McKenzie, Senior Associate, SCI CIDA Africa Program COP17 is in its second week and there is increasing uncertainty about the possibility of clear agreements on global action to present climate change. The launch of the first annual report of … Continue reading

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Sidewalk experiments drive new ideas about urban public space

A line has been drawn in the battle over city streets. On a busy Manhattan morning this spring, a comedy troupe drew a chalk divide down the edge of Fifth Avenue, creating one lane for “tourists” and another for “New … Continue reading

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Reflections on Naheed Nenshi’s win

Hugo Haley, MCIP is an urban planner working in Vancouver and was previously a Senior Planner with the City of Calgary. Naheed Nenshi has now been sworn in as the new mayor of Calgary. In his recent, come-from-behind election victory he upset two better … Continue reading

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