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You Might Pay for Parking Even if You Take the Train to Toronto Airport

Toronto is a charming multicultural city, but investigating the transport system here requires patience and an open mind. With a Mayor who has removed car tax, reversed a number of recently installed bike lanes and slashed a formerly well-established public transport plan for the future, the result is happy suburban drivers but frustrated downtown commuters. 238 more words

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The Daily Durning: What and Who is a City for?

Joel Kotkin has basically been writing the same column over and over.  Probably because it remains relevant.

The people designing your cities don’t care what you want. 110 more words

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Toronto's NXT City Prize winner designs pedestrian-friendly Yonge St.

TORONTO – The winning design for the 2014 NXT City Prize would see a stretch of Toronto’s iconic Yonge Street transformed into a pedestrian-friendly public space. 374 more words


Twinning Tweets: Symbol and Reality

Two items that came in within an hour of each other:.

Ken Ohrn: A photo used to illustrate an analysis of Vancouver’s tech scene… 160 more words

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Vote: Great Places in Canada

The Canadian Institute of Planners again hosts Great Places in Canada.

Canadians can vote for the Peoples’ Choice awards in each category, while a judging panel of planning experts will pick the  17 more words

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EFE Chairman: "No Demand For Train Service Between Valparaíso And Santiago"

Chilean State owned railway enterprise EFE comes out once in a while with their (in)famous “Planes Trienales” (Triennial Plans) where they supposedly present important railway projects that are about to be studied or become executed over a period of three years to come, hence the inclusion of the word “triennial”. 585 more words

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Dropping Densities: New Shift in Portland?

Given that we look to Portland for trends, here’s something to watch, as reported in the Portland Tribune: City ponders about-face on density.

The city of Portland — often incurring the wrath of residents and neighborhood associations — has scrambled for two decades to increase density via infill developments, row houses, apartments and condos.

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