The 2007 Local Government Performance Index – November 27, 2007
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy releases its inaugural Local Government Performance Index (LGPI). It contains some 3000 data points concerning the 2005 financial performance of municipalities in Canada’s 30 most populous jurisdictions.
Municipal Council Gets Top Marks for Handling Taxes and Finances – November 27, 2007
Municipal Accounting Standards Hamper Financial Comparisons – November 27, 2007
The 2007 Local Government Performance Index: A Financial Analysis of 30 Canadian Cities, a Canada wide financial comparison of the nation’s thirty most populous cities.
The Best Laid Plans of Govt Planners Usually Screw Up Your Life – November 9, 2007
Competitive Tendering Saves Winnipeg 40% – September 25, 2007
What happens when a municipal service delivered by an in-house monopoly is exposed to competition?
Many Cities Changing One-way Streets Back – July 21, 2007
The Toronto Megacity 10 Years Later – July 18, 2007
Toronto amalgamation was a costly error - producing higher costs, disempowering voters, and shifting economic growth to more efficient suburban centres.
Call for Change Follows Fiery Crash – July 4, 2007
Reeve wants province to build overpass at McGillivray, Perimeter
In Defense Of Sprawl – June 27, 2007
Irresistible Forces Meet an Immovable Object? – June 5, 2007
Suburbs Still the Choice in Canada – March 29, 2007
The Globe and Mail thinks that census data confirm a Canadian distaste for suburban life. In fact, the data say just the opposite. The wealthier we get, the more our cities spread.
How Broadband Gets People Out of Their Cars – March 24, 2007
Where the Lights Aren't Bright – March 19, 2007
We'll never get to Kyoto by transit – March 13, 2007
The dream of big-city mayors that Ottawa foot the bill for mass transit is closer to reality. Trouble is, subsidies from afar won't make a dime's worth of difference. Other reforms will.
Halle-Neustadt – the “Sustainable City” – March 8, 2007
A chilling look at the "sustainable city" Halle-Neustadt, is a bedroom community built between 1964 and 1990 for about 100,000 people on the outskirts of the manufacturing city of Halle, in East Germany.
Private Deal to Fast-Track Ring Road – February 28, 2007
Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach announced the 30 year long construction project of a ring road road around Calgary.
Temperature Proves that The Forks is City's Hotspot – January 12, 2007
The effect of urban heat is more powerful than first thought. Winnipeg is proof of that.
Suburbs a Sin to Smart Growthers – December 13, 2006
One columnist's view on the new studies published about the effects of the suburbs and his own experiences.
The Real Solution to Traffic Woes: Stay Home – November 30, 2006
Advancements in technology could help with traffic congestion.
Londoners Have Bought Into Public Transit – November 17, 2006
London is one of the few cities where public transit is either maintained or ran by private sector companies. Surprisingly their patronage is continually increasing.