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Urban Space & Right to the City

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.

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.

Understanding Inclusive Infrastructure Investment in Canada

The case for embedding inclusion in all infrastructure planning, from start to finish.

Breaker breaker

Lessons from communities across Canada that blocked truck convoys

We keep us safe

When the Freedom Convoy came to Ottawa it was community members who organized to keep one another safe.

Freedom from what?

On January 28, the city of Ottawa changed forever as a hate-fuelled convoy set up camp for what would become a 26-day occupation.

Standing up to blaring hate

When the first trucks rolled in on January 28, I knew something bad was coming our way. What I didn’t realize at the time was that nobody had a plan to stop them.

Grow through what you go through

Addressing and sorting through the Freedom Convoy's wreckage is a job that belongs to all white people in Canada.