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The dangerous domino effect of urban violence

MUNICIPAL (Troy Media) From seemingly harmless events, a cascade of riots and mayhem can follow. Just look at the examples in Detroit, Watts and the 1992 violence in Los Angeles

Big ideas: a guide to developing a more functional world

BOOKS (Troy Media) Oxford Prof. Ian Goldin’s 2016 book is an asset for urban development officers and planners, helping to drive prosperity, education and innovation

A simple PR lesson for community police

MUNICIPAL (Troy Media) If police report that all is quiet in a community, does it mean they’re overstaffed or does it mean a reporter is asking the wrong questions?

How fighting urban sprawl inflates housing prices

MUNICIPAL: Imposed greenbelts drive up land prices, which leads to much higher house prices in a metropolitan area

How an NDP-Green government can free up B.C.’s housing supply

BC POLITICS (Troy Media) If housing affordability for average British Columbians is the goal, local and provincial governments should reduce barriers to development

Defamation law used to silence political speech?

POLITICS/LAW (Troy Media) An outspoken former Drumheller town councillor is asking the Supreme Court to finally settle the matter of whether a contentious law is in fact unconstitutional

Living frugally won’t improve millennial housing woes

MUNICIPAL (Troy Media) More money to spend on housing could push prices higher if not accompanied by an increase in the housing supply

The biking tail is wagging the dog

BONNER (Troy Media) Bikes are the same length as a car and – with saddle bags and elbows – about half as wide and may take up a whole lane, all for one person

When public safety gets caught in the middle

BONNER (Troy Media) In time of crisis, should governments rely on non-governmental organizations or should those groups be asked to stand aside for the greater good?

Lower Mainland municipalities create roadblocks to new housing

MUNICIPAL (Troy Media) Homebuilders were asked how long they wait for permit approvals, how much it costs, how often rezoning is required and the scope of local opposition

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