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But some question whether the designation is even necessary in a country with welcoming immigration policies.
Gregory Scruggs February 28, 2017
Vancouver singled out as model as U.N. releases new guidelines, but many others showing interest and innovation.
Gregory Scruggs January 30, 2017
From hyper-local food production to city-wide urban developments, concrete examples of ways cities are taking action.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 19, 2017

The mayor’s newly appointed Advocate for the Innovation Economy cites gender diversity for startups as a top priority, Toronto Metro reports. 

December 22, 2016

A delegation led by Mayor John Tory visited Tel Aviv and Ramallah to learn about fostering a startup culture, according to the City of Toronto.

December 1, 2016
With plan for ‘metropolis’ status, Mayor Denis Coderre wants a new relationship with Québec.
Gregory Scruggs November 30, 2016
Drawing on a uniquely deep history in the Habitat process, the country’s new Liberal government sees a ‘pure alignment’ between its domestic agenda and the social priorities of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs September 2, 2016

The Bonaventure freeway will be transformed into a green urban boulevard, the CBC reports. 

August 23, 2016

Ontario’s cities would be required to prioritize dense, walkable neighborhoods, public transit and ample green space, The Star reports. 

May 20, 2016

Bright signs across the Canadian city mark the location of 25 safe zones where post-disaster support would be prioritized, the Vancouver Observer reports. 

May 3, 2016

Development, storms and insects are blamed for thinning the tree coverage in a city known worldwide for its greenery, The Globe and Mail reports. 

April 15, 2016
What commonalities are shared by the U.S., Europe and Central Asia? Mega-regions, connectivity, supra-nationality — and a need for migration.
Gregory Scruggs March 23, 2016
Advocates hope to scale up ongoing campaign as benchmark against which to measure the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs February 2, 2016
On the back of the Habitat III process, recent months have seen a strengthening in global acknowledgement of the critical coming role of metropolitan areas.
Neal Peirce and Farley Peters January 8, 2016
At the heart of a thriving region, the formal thematic meeting discussed the new era of metropolitanization and offered input to the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs October 14, 2015
Local leaders increasingly talk of ‘Greater Montréal’ — and mean it.
Flavie Halais October 2, 2015

Canada boasts 115 of the cities with the cleanest air on the planet, according to the World Economic Forum. 

October 1, 2015

The homeless and elderly residents have made considerable use of the fountains, Cities Today reports.

August 31, 2015
Once a middle-class status symbol, Toronto's 3,200 residential towers are aging into overcrowded homes for the poor. Several efforts are underway to refurbish the towers and stitch them into the modern city.
Flavie Halais August 13, 2015

The Canadian city’s share of walking, biking and mass-transit trips is rising as use of personal vehicles continues to slide, Planetizen reports. 

June 4, 2015
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