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The Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of our social problems are side-ef...
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Architect fears Toronto may resemble New York
Developer and citizen advocate debate the future of the city.
Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives, even at a time when city planners...
Curitiba: the Greenest city on Earth
Eco-savvy urban planners have been studying Brazil's seventh largest city for decades.
American sociologist, poet, writer, anarchist, social critic, and public intellectual. (1911-1972).
Google wants to run cities without being elected. Don't let it
A new initiative will see Alphabet – the parent company of Google – take charge of redeveloping a waterfront district in Toronto. Here's why that's troubling.
How Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world
The author provides an overview of how bicycle use has monopolized the streets in Amsterdam to create an overall safer and environmentally city.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 18, 2017
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Public transit - good affordable public transit - is key to a liveable city. Around the world, there are movements of transit riders fighting for better public transit. A key perspective guiding many...
The Secret History of Jaywalking: The Disturbing Reason It Was Outlawed - And Why We Should Lift the Ban
Mangla narrates the origins of jaywalking and the reason why it was made illegal.
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
A New City Agenda
While Canadians have quickly recognized the importance of healthy cities in their own lives and communities, governments have lagged far behind. In A New City Agenda, journalist and former mayor, John...
The Shape of the City
Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning
John Sewell traces in urban planning from pre-Depression garden cities to postwar modernism and a revival of interest in the streetscape grid.
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