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Have you ever held the belief that certain individuals who, based on what they have brought to a field, should be considered as vital to anyone’s set of influences like Charles Darwin is to any evolutionary...

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It’s interesting to me how misconceived green infrastructure and stormwater management are by both the general public and educated community planners. Implementation of Low Impact Development has lagged in communities because of a lack of...

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A carbon footprint can be described as the total amount of greenhouse gases that are produced to support human activities. When measuring a carbon footprint for an individual or community, it’s usually expressed as the number...

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Urban planning in today’s environment requires new thinking. The old way of doing things is simply not sustainable. This is why some of the top ranked healthy cities in the world such as Vancouver, BC...

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In PowerHouse Growers’ head office hometown of Nanaimo, British Columbia, municipal elections are happening this week. That means there’s been lots of talk about the vision and future of our city. Situated on an island...

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My name is Katelyn Ivers, and I’ve always been told that I “march to the beat of a different drum.” Ever since I was a child, I’ve had differing priorities, feelings, and goals than my...

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As major North American cities are beginning to correct the challenges caused by urban sprawl development, city planners have had to apply innovative and solution-based urban design practices. New Urbanism is an urban design practice...

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At first glance, the direction my career path has taken felt random. My passions for enjoying nature, admiring high-rises, volunteering with non-profits, and promoting social justice causes seemed separate. When I stopped to take a moment to...

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Sustainability utilizes many assets of urban planning, and urban form is one of them. , a movement that aims to utilize urban design in order to combat issues that derive from urban sprawl, is an...

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The awareness and expectations about environmental and social issues are “mature” topics among citizens in advanced economies, such as the United States and the European Union. Also in emerging economies the about these issues is...

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