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@jen_keesmaat

Founder, Markee Developments. Former Chief Planner, Toronto. Distinguished Visitor in Planning Emeritus, University of Toronto.

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Sprawl in America 'is not good for our climate' says Barack Obama, linking car-dependent development to the climate crisis.

dezeen.com/2022/06/27/bar… via Dezeen

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This is why purpose-built rental housing that stays affordable in perpetuity is such a game changer. Housing bought by corporate landlords, to subsequently rent, had an average rent increase of 40% between 2018-2021. US data. Read the thread:

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This is why purpose-built rental housing that stays affordable in perpetuity is such a game changer. Housing bought by corporate landlords, to subsequently rent, had an average rent increase of 40% between 2018-2021. US data. Read the thread:

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For the first time in 16 years, there are no nationally elected women at this year's G7.

Ursula von der Leyen is of course at the table as president of the European Commission, but none of the seven G7 nations have a female leader

For the first time in 16 years, there are no nationally elected women at this year's G7. Ursula von der Leyen is of course at the table as president of the European Commission, but none of the seven G7 nations have a female leader
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Universal healthcare and childcare. Gun safety. Combating climate change.

The GOP opposes it all. If they refuse to support life after birth, how can they claim to believe in it before?

Truth is, this is not about life and never has been. It’s about seizing power and control.

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Note to Canadians who abstain from voting because they don’t like the choices (which is a majority in Ontario, apparently).

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Pediatrician here. This isn't about babies, because if it were, we'd support kids & families with health care, high-quality education, universal child care, reliable housing, access to healthy food. This is about controlling women's bodies.

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In a solo concurring opinion, Thomas says the court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage.

In a solo concurring opinion, Thomas says the court should reconsider rulings that protect contraception, same-sex relationships, and same-sex marriage.
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A lot of people, especially on days like yesterday’s SCOTUS rulings, ask me about hope.

Now is the time to stick together. Some thoughts from last night’s Q&A:

A lot of people, especially on days like yesterday’s SCOTUS rulings, ask me about hope. Now is the time to stick together. Some thoughts from last night’s Q&A:
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Walkablity isn’t about sidewalks, it is about sufficient density that can drive a mix of uses needed for everyday life. In neighbourhoods with large lots, the geometry does not work - some verticality is needed for sufficient density. forbes.com/sites/jeffstee…

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Years ago before An Inconvenient Truth was mainstream, talking about sustainable cities was a turn off. Talking about walkable cites was a better hook with communities. Everyone wanted a walkable city. Truth: pedestrians are the key to sustainable cities.
forbes.com/sites/lauriewi…

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I’ll never forget the day my conservative father-in-law who has worked on Bay St his whole life + driven a massive SUV his whole life said “I support bike lanes because I want my daughter-in-law to be safe.” People you love ride bikes in the city. The city can be safe for all.

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We’ve designed out cities around cars, and pushing them out to let more people in is a battle royal, everywhere. wired.co.uk/article/car-fr… via WIRED UK

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This design history of the loft in NYC is a fascinating overview of the evolution of space and buildings and use and users in cities. bloomberg.com/news/features/…

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