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Dreaming the Inclusive City

Jennie was up early, watering the garden and brewing our morning tea. (The lettuce and spinach are up!) As has been my want of late, I awoke with the birds then went back to sleep. 559 more words


A Tale of Two Cities: Environmental Justice and Transportation

TheĀ Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) is a local non-profit organization that strives for environmental justice for all, specifically focusing on environmental justice for Asian and Pacific Islander communities. 684 more words

Environmental Justice

White: the stickiness of negative opinions

Last fall, I wrote about the not-in-my-backyard attitudes as they related to the Kensington Legion site redevelopment in West Hillhurst.

More recently, Jim Brown interviewed me on his CBC Radio show The 180 about my thoughts and experience on the ever-increasing amount of community engagement cities require before approving new development projects in established communities. 688 more words

New Homes

World Cities Report 2016

Key Messages:

  • When well-managed, urbanization fosters social and economic advancement and improved quality of life for all.
  • The current model of urbanization is unsustainable in many respects.
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Urban Issues

Excitement builds for Halifax Convention Centre despite delays

It still doesn’t have an official opening date, but that hasn’t slowed down the excitement around the progress of the new Halifax Convention Centre.

“This facility itself, although physically placed in downtown Halifax, is an asset to all Nova Scotians,” Minister of Business Mark Furey said. 217 more words


Reuse and musealization of port related heritage in Lisbon

Lisbon: a Mediterranean city

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is placed in the Atlantic coast. However, when we analyze the culture and the history of the city, we can notice that its roots are clearly linked to the Mediterranean Sea. 6,192 more words


Environmental Justice and Urban Development: Contradictions and Solutions

The fundamental premise of the environmental justice movement is that environmental and social issues can be solved together, and that the struggles to rectify social injustice and to protect our natural world are inherently linked. 726 more words

Environmental Justice