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What other cities can learn from Toronto’s ride-hailing experience
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What other cities can learn from Toronto’s ride-hailing experience
With British Columbia rolling out its ride-hailing regulations in August, Toronto City Council re-examining its bylaws,  and Halifax looking to do the same, it seems like a good time to dive in on what we do and don’t know about ride-hailing in our cities. Part one of two pieces by Nick Sanderson...
Published at Spacing Edmonton
Which is more distressing, the idiocy of our PM or the hypocrisy of our Opposition leader?
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Which is more distressing, the immaturity and sheer idiocy of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau or the nauseating hypocrisy of Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer? One of them, sad to say, is still the most likely person to emerge as prime minister of Canada after Oct. 21. The former dressed up in blackf...
Published at Alberta Politics
Ecojustice throws down the gauntlet; Kenney, in New York, responds with bravado; stand by for legal action in 30 days
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The Ecojustice Canada Society threw down the gauntlet yesterday and the sound of it landing may well reverberate around the country. It was certainly heard here in Alberta. The respected Vancouver-based environmental litigation charity handed an ultimatum to Premier Jason Kenney’s “public inquiry...
Published at Alberta Politics
A transformational City Plan for a changing Edmonton
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A transformational City Plan for a changing Edmonton
Editor’s Note: On September 17, the City of Edmonton’s City Plan team presented a public update on its work to a committee of City Councillors. The report made news headlines with its ideas, among them the vision to build an east-west bridge of some kind over the North Saskatchewan River […]
Published at Transforming Edmonton
“Strategic, brilliant” winners unlock Quest for Golden Key
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“Strategic, brilliant” winners unlock Quest for Golden Key
Edmontonians have a reputation for being fast, smart and unstoppable when they’re on the trail of a prize. They proved that again when they combed Edmonton’s River Valley for a legendary golden key. The Quest for the Golden Key was an eight-day treasure hunt to celebrate the opening of the […]
Published at Transforming Edmonton
Where’s the crisis austerity is supposed to fix? Not necessarily in the numbers the government’s consultant crunched
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In the decade between 2008 and last year, the number of civil servants in Alberta on a per capita basis fell by 5 per cent. In the same period, Alberta’s population grew by almost 20 per cent. I know, I know, that isn’t what your heard. You certainly didn’t read it in a government press release! ...
Published at Alberta Politics
Accessibility policy aims to “open Edmonton”
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Accessibility policy aims to “open Edmonton”
I have been a legally blind transit user for 15 years. I used to avoid travelling to new places in the city. It was so much work to plan everything ahead, to make sure I got off at the right time and did not get lost. Often, I would not […]
Published at Transforming Edmonton
Book Review: Design Process in Architecture – From Concept to Completion
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Book Review: Design Process in Architecture – From Concept to Completion
Geoffrey Makstutis – Laurence King Publishing (2018)  This book will be particularly useful for those who are considering – or are in their first year of – studying architecture. Because of the nature of the design process, there are many aspects that may be translated to other design disciplines...
Published at Spacing Edmonton
Turn, turn, turn: the Rubik’s Cubeness of Bus Network Redesign
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Editor’s Note: In November, the City of Edmonton’s proposed bus network, first kilometre/last kilometre service and new transit service standards are to be presented to City Council for decision. If approved, and the timeline accepted, Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) routes will change in late sum...
Published at Transforming Edmonton
Jason Kenney’s fuming response to Amnesty International was not the adversaries’ first go-round
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Returned to power after four years, Alberta’s Conservative party is governing pretty much as you’d expect from a government that, as Talleyrand supposedly said of the restored House of Bourbon, has learned nothing and forgotten nothing. Consider the matter of the controversial letter from the hea...
Published at Alberta Politics
Media Monday Edmonton: Update #360
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Media Monday Edmonton: Update #360
Taproot Edmonton’s latest Media Roundup was published today. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox every Monday morning. Local updates from the Media Roundup Here are a few select updates from today’s Media Roundup, written and curated by Linda Hoang: After 30 years, veteran ...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
LRT expansion celebrates back to school with chance to win
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LRT expansion celebrates back to school with chance to win
Edmonton’s LRT network is expanding, and the City has been collecting stories from Edmontonians about why they choose LRT and where the future expansion will take them!  These loyal riders shared their stories for a chance to win a family pass to the Edmonton Valley Zoo, and there’s more winning ...
Published at Transforming Edmonton
Latest Update: Daughters Day 2019
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Women: Daughters Day 2019 (September 14, 2019 – videos only)
Published at Radical Citizen Media
Edmonton Notes for September 15, 2019
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Edmonton Notes for September 15, 2019
Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Let’s densify! Let’s build transit-oriented development! And if you’re City Council, let’s also let NIMBYism win and vote against sensible new developments like the one proposed for Glenora. Sigh. Council also provided initial a...
Published at MasterMaq's Blog
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