Urban Planning

Expert: Affordable housing crisis in Quebec

Published: 3May2021

Premier François Legault says he recognizes there is a shortage of affordable housing in Quebec but says his comments that a person can rent an apartment in Montreal for between $500-$600 a month...

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | COVID-19 pandemic prompts urbanites to rethink 'grand bargain' of dense city living

Published: 11May2020

The current pandemic will change cities, experts predict, the way infectious disease outbreaks influenced the development of urban centres in decades past. McGill University urban planning...

The high cost of short-term rentals in New York City

Published: 30Jan2018

A new report from McGill Urban Planning professor David Wachsmuth and his team provides an analysis of Airbnb activity in New York City and the surrounding region in the last three years (September...

Imagining the cities of the future through a better understanding of Montreal today

Published: 17Nov2017

Montreal, with its multilingual, multiethnic population, is an ideal living laboratory for researchers and students from the city’s four universities and many specialized research centres. How can...

Proximity to Bixi stations augments property values

Published: 19Jun2015

We know that an extra bedroom, and a metro station nearby will make your house more valuable. Now it turns out that a bike-sharing station nearby will do the same.

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