Hazel Borys compares her Winnipeg neighbourhood with Berlin’s from the point of view her 10-year-old, in Better Cities & Towns:.
Captured in a single juxtaposition of stories in Business in Vancouver:
From the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure:
Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies distills the insights from 70 of the Pacific Northwest’s top infrastructure innovators and thought leaders …
Bottom line: We are going to have to spend many billions of dollars on our infrastructure just to keep our society and economy functioning. This is the reality. The question is: how do we get smart about how we’ll invest that money?
Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions will provide inspiration and valuable guidance to the region’s current and future infrastructure leaders, policymakers, and change agents.
Take a look at what key leaders are saying about the report.
12th Annual Ellen M Gee Memorial Lecture:.
The Changing Profile of Aging Families in Canada: Why Demographic Shifts in Immigration and Ethnic Diversity Matter
Paying tribute to Ellen’s innovative research on aging, health, ethnicity, and the family, this presentation will explore the changing profile of aging families in Canada and its implications for social and health care policy and practice in the second decade of the new millennium. With a focus on the increasing ethno-cultural diversity of the older adult population, we will address issues related to immigration, generation, gender, class, and power, as they have emerged in the context of recent research discussions on social support and family relations in later life.
Friday, November 21
Room 1425, 515 West Hastings Street
Free, register with email@example.com
Penny Coupland has a question for you excellently informed people:
I wonder if there’s anyone on your blog who can comment on the whole (local, BC, global) economics/personal economics of living downtown without a car versus in the ‘burbs and driving for everything. Maybe your blog commenters can provide some up-to-date numbers.
You have some excellently informed people on the blog – really enjoyed the stuff on the economics of home building in Vancouver.
She’s wondering because of this:
Brookfield RPS crunched the data for Maclean’s, looking at how much prices for a detached home decline the farther you get from downtown. … With just one exception, prices dropped steadily the farther you get from each city’s central business district, although the rate of depreciation varies widely.
In Vancouver, where average prices within a 10-minute drive of downtown top the list at $1.5 million, real estate values fall by an average of $20,600 per minute, as one speeds over a bridge or two into surrounding communities.
(Click on the image to the right to explore interactive maps showing how house prices change for each minute you drive away from downtown in Vancouver ….)