Go outside? Only to get from one inside space to another

Human history can be viewed as one long trek toward the inside. Why go outside and ignore all the comforts of progress?

Go outside? Only to get from one inside space to another
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Human history can be viewed as one long trek toward the inside. Why go outside and ignore all the comforts of progress?

A green city project in Russia comes alive

The project is supported by thorough research into what works best to create a green city, a large injection of funds and the participation of lots of volunteers

A green city project in Russia comes alive
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This is part 5 in our series Healthy cities

The project is supported by thorough research into what works best to create a green city, a large injection of funds and the participation of lots of volunteers

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a time

Outdoor furniture and art are essential parts of a healthy urban environment

Turning streets into destinations, one bench at a time
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This is part 4 in our series Healthy cities

Outdoor furniture and art are more than add-ons in the greening of a city – they are essential parts of a healthy environment

The human payoff to urban green space

It's a matter of sanitation, hygiene, health and aesthetics, and mental well-being, among other things

The human payoff to urban green space
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This is part 2 in our series Healthy cities

Part 2 in a five-part series: It’s a matter of sanitation, hygiene, health and aesthetics, and mental well-being, among other things

When a large city learns the value of hugging trees

Part 1 of a five-part series: Urban vegetation has implications for human mental and physical health, and combats flooding, heat, pollution and soil erosion

When a large city learns the value of hugging trees
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Urban vegetation has implications for human mental and physical health, and combats flooding, heat, pollution and soil erosion

The good and the bad about city living

Living in the city may not be perfect, but neither is living in the country or the suburbs

The good and the bad about city living
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Living in the city may not be perfect, but neither is living in the country or the suburbs

Calgary’s down, but is it out?

A former Calgarian returns to find empty office space, a battle over a multimillion-dollar hockey rink, and deserted restaurants and hotels

Calgary’s down, but is it out?
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A former Calgarian returns to find empty office space, a battle over a multimillion-dollar hockey rink, and deserted restaurants and hotels

Ontario housing measures offer short-term gain but long-term pain

As much as rent control could benefit some existing renters, in the long run it reduces the incentive to build new rental housing

Ontario housing measures offer short-term gain but long-term pain
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As much as rent control could benefit some existing renters, in the long run it reduces the incentive to build new rental housing

Why young Canadians can’t afford to buy a home

Urban fringe land-use restrictions deny the supply of houses that people prefer, at prices they can afford

Why young Canadians can’t afford to buy a home
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Urban fringe land-use restrictions deny the supply of houses that people prefer, at prices they can afford

Don’t just blame speculators for soaring housing prices

Falling interest rates are an often-overlooked contributor to rising home prices in Canada’s most desirable markets

Don’t just blame speculators for soaring housing prices
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Falling interest rates are an often-overlooked contributor to rising home prices in Canada’s most desirable markets