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What is NIMBY Anyhow??

Posted Jan 12th, 2018

Have you ever heard the acronym NIMBY? If you've ever gone to a public meeting on a proposed development, it is likely you've heard it or, said it! Do you know what it is, or means? Many don't.

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Cities: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Cities: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Posted Jan 3rd, 2018

Over this past Christmas, my wife and I decided to explore the US, so drove from Niagara to Florida (Orlando & Daytona Beach). Being a nerdy urban planner, naturally I decided to observe and report on the various cities...

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Zoning By-laws: A Great Cure for Insomnia. How Can We Improve Them?

Zoning By-laws: A Great Cure for Insomnia. How Can We Improve Them?

Posted Oct 7th, 2017

Zoning By-laws. Just the name conjures up images of red-tape and bureaucracy. Reading one often results in “Zzzzzzzzzzzz”! We read Zoning By-laws for a living and often find them challenging to read, let alone understand. Why does this happen? How can we make them better? Read on for some thoughts and inspiration.

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It’s a Snow day! Happy, Sad, or Frustrated Face?

It’s a Snow day! Happy, Sad, or Frustrated Face?

Posted Aug 22nd, 2017

Do you get excited when it is a snow day!? I’m sure your kids are happy, but for many parents, it means longer commutes, less parking, and frayed nerves. For City workers, it means overtime to clear the streets, budget challenges and crisis management.

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Is Your Community Your Home?

Is Your Community Your Home?

Posted Aug 18th, 2017

Community means something different to every person. Home, on the other hand, means the place you were born and/or where you consider your roots.

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