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Canadian policy innovations

Some cities are making small changes to create more accessible spaces

Cities are central to capitalism—and could be central to its undoing

Capitalism and urbanization are deeply tied to one another—but what might a liberated city look like?

Cities could be the engines for addressing crises—if we push them

It is time for more cities to bring forward policies and practices for economic, social and climate justice as their primary goal

The intersectional city

Applying an intersectional lens to multi-layered challenges in urban settings can lead the way to greater empowerment of community members in cities.

#Blocksidewalk, the last progressive NIMBY effort?

#Blocksidewalk was a grassroots campaign that shut down Google's attempt to turn Toronto into a surveillance-driven "smart city"

Regina’s road rage

The city's infrastructure is dominated by the automobile

Watch Your Step, Buster!

Guess who first normalized pedestrian shaming

Taking back our cities

We can shape the future of urban life

Cities are central to resolving the challenges of our time

Cities have long been seen as engines that drive prosperity but a new fiscal arrangement is needed that allows them to tackle the serious issues of our time.

A modest proposal

Canadian cities could raise tens of millions of dollars with one tool

Halifax Regional Municipality needs to fully implement a living wage policy

Time for a Giant Leap Forward for Workers’ Wages in Nova Scotia

AFB 2024: Infrastructure, cities and transit

Alternative Federal Budget: what the federal government could achieve on Infrastructure, cities and transit

Filling Data Gaps in the Nova Scotia Housing Crisis

As it stands, the province relies on small non-profits for data collection—we need more to address the crisis.

Toronto’s new mayor’s $1 billion problem

Toronto's new progressive mayor Olivia Chow will be facing an immediate $1 billion deficit—and there’s no simple solution.

Quebec is proposing to gut tenants' rights with a new law

Bill 31 would remove some significant rights from tenants, and hand over more discretionary power to landlords

Reversing privatizations, and fortunes, in Mexico and Honduras

Mining and land reforms draw both corporate flack and international calls for investment treaty termination