Planning

Getting There Press release cover

Alternatives Journal Releases Getting There: The Ecosystem of Human Movement

KITCHENER, November 2020 Today, Alternatives Journal is releasing our latest issue, Getting There: The Ecosystem of Human Movement. The carbon footprint of an individual within a developed country is drastically higher than someone in a developing country. The reason behind this is partly in how we choose to get around. […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a key proponent of a New Green Deal

The Green New Deal: Our Best Chance on Climate

The Green New Deal (GND) has gotten a lot of attention since legislation was proposed in the U.S. Congress in February. The term derives from Roosevelt’s New Deal policies during the Great Depression. The Green New Deal, however, addresses today’s two most urgent problems simultaneously: climate change and rising inequality. […]

Edging Forward. Ann Dale, Fernweh Press, 2018.

Edging Forward: Achieving Sustainable Community Development

Edging Forward is a hearty, well-informed plea to Canadians across the country to get off our collective butts and start affecting the change we know is needed. Ann Dale, a senior professor in the School of the Environment and Sustainability at Royal Roads University, provides a re-examination of what sustainability […]

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Infrastructure Power to the People

NEW YORK CITY is building a floating park. With green space at a premium in many urban centers, cities like New York are looking for ways to solve multiple problems at once through green infrastructure. The Pier 55 project will result in 2.7 acres of public space balanced on concrete […]

CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatics Centre and Field House competition pool.

Going for the Green at the Pan Am Games

Constructing unique world-class competition facilities for multisport events often leaves behind overbuilt, expensive and underused relics. With this harsh reality in mind, organizers for this summer’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto are taking lessons from other host cities to develop best practices for infrastructure design and construction […]

We're in this together

Wicked

Climate change is a classic “wicked” problem. The sources of the greenhouse gases that cause the problem are ubiquitous, such that no finger can be pointed directly at the culprit. Few people agree on how to resolve climate change, and efforts to combat it can cause more problems than they […]