• Register now for the Placemaking Leadership Forum in Vancouver, Sept 14-17
  • Read our feature on Social Connectedness: Reimagining the Cities of Tomorrow
  • Allies for the intelligent and sustainable development of cities: The Global Social Economy Forum comes to Montreal Sept 7-9
  • Watch a video of highlights from the New Cities Summit held in Montreal last June!
  • Presenting the Cities for People (Experimental Phase) Report - available for PDF download

From our Blog

Reimagining the Cities of Tomorrow

Thanks to Social Connectedness for sharing the progress we made in Cities for People 1.0, and what our focus areas are - social inclusion being at the forefront - looking ahead! Here's an excerpt: According to a United Nations report, over half the world’s population live in cities. In Canada, close to 80% of Canadians...
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Fostering Consistent Stakeholder Engagement for a Maximum Impact

Guest blog by Anna Godefroy, Director, Binners Project Although a relatively new initiative, the Binners’ Project is often praised for its true grassroots nature and strong engagement with the community. Yet maintaining member involvement is a sustained effort for the project staff. This is a very common challenge for many community initiatives. At its core, the...
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Montreal’s Urban Sustainability Experience: May 27th

Interested in the transformational power of cities? Join us for Montreal's Urban Sustainability Experience , a symposium hosted by McGill University, featuring Cities for People Curator and J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Program Director Jayne Engle delivering the keynote address. Details about the MUSE course here. Photo from Open City Projects.  
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Articles from SPACING

Weekly feature blogs produced by our partner, Spacing, the Canadian urbanist magazine

Equity, Risk Taking, and Active Transportation: Lessons from Jerusalem

­­­­­­ This post by Michelle Kearns is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. As a planning student and research assistant at the University of Toronto, I was happy to participate in a Jerusalem study tour this […]

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Toronto’s new Cycling Network Plan: What’s in store for Scarborough?

This post by Marvin Macaraig, Ph.D., is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Marvin is the Scarborough Cycles Project Coordinator at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership. Scarborough Cycles is funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Cycle City program, […]

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Book Review – Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival

“Since 2005, nearly 9,000 demo permits for residential buildings have been issued in Vancouver. An average of three houses a day are torn down, many of them original homes built for the middle and working class in the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s. Very few are deemed significant enough to earn the protection of a heritage […]

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Investing in Cycling in Scarborough

This post by Marvin Macaraig, Ph.D., is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Marvin is the Scarborough Cycles Project Coordinator at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership. Scarborough Cycles is funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Cycle City program, […]

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