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Has the U.S. turned a corner toward less urban sprawl?

Study finds that sprawl peaked in mid-1990s, with newer developments favouring better-connected street networks
Mon, 2015-06-15 15:05

The urban street network is one of the most permanent features of cities. Once laid down, the pattern of streets determines urban form and the level of sprawl for decades to come. In the U.S., urban sprawl has become an enduring hallmark of the past century. Yet, there are some glimmers of hope.

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Contact: Prof. Christopher Barrington-Leigh
Organization: Institute for Health and Social Policy and McGill School of Environment
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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Another city is possible: Practices of the minimum viable utopia

Fri, 2015-03-13 17:00 - 19:00
Macdonald Harrington Building : Room: G-10, 815 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0C2
Price: Free

The School of Urban Planning will host Adam Greenfield for a public lecture "Another city is possible: Practices of the minimum viable utopia

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The Cities We Need

Mon, 2015-02-09 13:50

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Work in Progress – Michael Jemtrud: Mediated Cities Project

Wed, 2014-11-26 15:30 - 17:00
Sherbrooke 688 : rm 461, 688 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 3R1

The Fall Work in Progress series concludes with Michael Jemtrud (Architecture) “Mediated Cities Project”

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One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed

First global database of urban water sources shows source watersheds cover 41% of Earth’s land surface
Tue, 2014-06-03 10:59

As more people move to urban areas, cities around the world are experiencing increased water stress and looking for additional water supplies to support their continued grow.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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