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Better drives change ... doesn't it?

Every new road, upgraded computer application, cancelled project, corporate reorganization, downsizing, or relocation (to mention only a handful of endeavors) have something significant in common. ...

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Looking in the mirror

Leadership for a more sustainable future begins at the top With smaller budgets and an eye to the future, communities across Canada are taking steps ...

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Municipal vision alive on national stage

In November, FCM was on Parliament Hill to meet with 190 parliamentarians – including 14 cabinet ministers – to highlight municipal priorities for Phase 2 ...

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The serious game of tactical urbanism

Professional planning has great influence in the design of public spaces so that they reflect a community’s needs, culture, and character. In general terms, this ...

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Internet voting

In 2000, I participated in a panel created in response to a request from U.S. President Bill Clinton to examine internet voting. My initial reaction ...

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Building a connected city

Local government is in the business of making connections. Whether it is connecting commuters to workplaces, older adults to recreation centres, students to campuses, or ...

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Public library staff

In any community, cultural vitality relies on a web of collaborative relationships between a number of organizations and individuals. Local culture thrives when art galleries, ...

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Our aging, shifting population

Every day, all over Canada, decisions are made that will ultimately shape our cities. These decisions dictate how and where cities will grow and shrink. ...

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