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Explore our articles below to delve deeper into the pressing issues we face and discover potential solutions. We want to share valuable insights and perspectives to help you better understand the challenges at hand and the pathways towards positive change. Let's build informed solutions for a city that fosters prosperity for everyone.

Feature Articles

Though Calgary City Council Approves Most R-CGs, Councillors Still Want Public Input

Calgary’s case for blanket rezoning pointed heavily to Auckland as a model for creating affordable housing (Calgary has hired the chief planner from Auckland).

April 5th, Auckland's government reversed the decision on blanket rezoning, citing a failed experiment, the government is: “finally addressing the national disgrace that is our broken housing market.”

Blanket Rezoning: Democracy Doesn't Work Anymore?

Learn Why the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) expresses concerns over the proposed blanket rezoning initiative set forth by the City of Calgary.

LA Court Strikes Down SB9 Law Allowing Single-Family Lot Splits

Environmental

Analysis + Solutions

Plebiscite

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Minneapolis Cannot Proceed with 2040 Plan, Court Rules

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Understanding the Carbon Cost of Demolition

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Sweltering Cities

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Cooling Canopy

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Here's Who Lives in Your City's Worst Heat Islands

Enduring the Heat

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The Problem With YIMBY Economics

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Use Upzoning Sparingly, New Report Suggests

Not All Housing Units are Created Equal

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A Detailed Look at the Outcomes of Minneapolis’ Housing Reforms

Ottawa Withholding Housing Funds from Windsor, Ont. Over Zoning Laws

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Rules of the Housing Game Suddenly changed

City Should Hold a Plebiscite on Whether to Eliminate Single-family Zoning City-wide

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Federal Housing Funds Not Necessarily Contingent on Citywide Rezoning Approval Calgary Planning Commission Hears

A Leading Economist has Come Up with a Radical Plan to End Australia’s Housing Woes Once and For All

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Upzoning and 'Missing Middle' Housing Policies

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The Unassailable Case Against Blanket Rezoning

The Auckland Myth: There is No Evidence that Upzoning Increased Housing Construction

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Density, Affordability, & The 'Hungry Dogs' of Land Price Speculation

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Opinion: We Should Follow New Zealand on Housing and Free Up More Land for Growth

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Council Looks for Easy Answer on Complex Issue of Housing

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Calgary City Council Votes Down Plan for a Plebiscite on Citywide Rezoning

Councillors Special Meeting Debate Rezoning Plebiscite

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Calgary Plebiscite Motion Citywide Rezoning Defeated

Calgary Council Turns Down Plebiscite Proposed Blanket Rezoning

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Columnists Bell:  Jyoti Gondek and Her Council Pals Give Calgarians the Shaft - Again

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