Community Planning and Local Jobs

Image by jef safi via Flickr It’s not hard to make this point stick with local councils and urban planners – that local jobs, those that are inherently local form the backbone of a community’s economic future. How Your Community Can Thrive-Even in Tough Times | Project for Public Spaces (PPS) According to Soji Adelaja, …

Leftovers for Mr Obama

Few people realize the magnitude of change that is being heralded with the new presidency – but most of the change has nothing to do with Barack Obama’s ability to lead, it’s outside of even his sphere of control. The world as we know it is changing – will the leadership of our nations choose …

Boil Water Fiasco

A Boil Water Advisory is viewed by most people in Canada as an unacceptable condition to be avoided at all costs by their water authority. But for many communities, this condition is a daily reality… More than 1760 provincial boilwater advisories are currently in effect in communities and neighbourhoods across Canada, prompting calls from national …