Defining Patriarchal Gentrification

In a recent blog post, I used the phrase, “It is gentrified patriarchal resistance that prevents local resilience”. I was challenged that this was possibly the use of language as an obstruction, just using big words to be grandiose or something. To be fair, these are big words, and although these words are not common […]

RDCK Smart Planning Innitiative

The Regional District of Central Kootenay, in which the City of Castlegar resides is starting out on the Integrated Community Sustainability Planning path.If you are path of the communities inside the RDCK, check out the following information about the public consultation process, and at a minimum take the survey, it is about a twenty minute […]

Auto-centric Nation

The rise of the automobile was so pervasive, it has radically altered the North American landscape now and for the future – with or without cheap oil. All told, some 61,000 square miles of the United States – an area a little smaller than the Badger State – is solidly paved over, either with roads […]

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, […]