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Posted by on January 24, 2017

5 Years of Pie

Every year Urban Strategies celebrates National Pie Day (Jan 23, or 1-2-3) with a pie contest. Conceived and entirely run by Associate Habon Ali, we award prizes in various pie-related categories including Best Homemade, Best Store-Bought, and People’s Choice. Judges weigh factors such as “most like Grandma’s”, “best crust” and...
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tags: Things we love What we're up to


Posted by on December 22, 2016

New Work Pecha Kucha

On December 21, we gathered in the central area of our studio and learned about some of our most intriguing new projects from 2016. Our of a list of over 200 new projects, staff upvoted the top 7 projects from the year that they wanted to learn about, and, over...
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tags: Academy What we're up to


Posted by on December 14, 2016

Winter Cities / le design actif hivernal

The following is a transcript of an interview given by Eric Turcotte on December 8, 2016, with CBC’s French-language radio program Les éclaireurs. Stream the program here. Est-ce que les villes et municipalités sont proactives dans la planification et l’aménagement de leurs espaces publics pour répondre aux contraintes de l’hiver?  Que...
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tags: Ideas What we're up to


Posted by on September 20, 2016

Reform or abolish the OMB? New Planning Commissioners Report Makes Key Recommendations

The Province has initiated a comprehensive review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Ontario’s Planning Commissioners have seized the initiative to frame that debate and make an integrated set of recommendations to move the OMB to be the kind of land-use planning dispute resolution mechanism the province most needs. Thousands of...
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tags: Ontario Planning The Big Review


Posted by on August 24, 2016

A new climate for planning in Ontario

The first half of 2016 has been marked by unprecedented progress and a major paradigm shift on behalf of the Province towards increasing Ontario’s climate change resiliency.  The most transformative and sweeping changes stem from the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan, adopted in June 2016.  Through this Plan, the Province...
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tags: Ontario Planning The Big Review


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