New work from University or Toronto indicates a not inconsiderable peril for the health of the GTA’s children.
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” …the risk, if you don’t produce a more compact form, is bankruptcy. Other North American cities have gotten themselves into hot water by not doing that.”
Those are words from a planning coordinator in Calgary, Alberta. If they can get their heads around the blessings of smarter, less wasteful development there’s definitely good hope for the rest of Canada.
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York Region continues to find itself beset by a growing economic precariousness according to United Way findings from last year updated this week. Most of us still consider York Region well off but some forty percent of jobs there are weakly held ones that don’t pay enough.
Linkage via this United Way blog page: imagineacity.ca
The Calgary Herald recently did a series on the local version of the aging suburban middle many North American cities seem to feature. We are quite happy to report that life in Calgary’s catabolic pastry is definitely not all bad news.
Babin: how one community in Calgary’s “doughnut of decline” is managing its rebirth
When we read this headline in the UK’s Independent we wondered if we were dreaming. Now, it might still be too early to declare ourselves in an era that is truly post-austerity and post-neocon abuse. But we like the direction of this. Okay, we love it. We wanna marry it. Ontario is supposed to be awesome.
Canadian province Ontario plans to trial universal basic income