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

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'Transit costs visible money, cars cost hidden money. That's part of why transit [seems] so expensive, because we haven't really costed out the alternatives.'
Jarrett Walker @[email protected] on ep. 13 of Jennifer Keesmaat podcast
soundcloud.com/invisiblecityp…

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This is one of those great ideas that will eventually happen, despite getting killed at Council again and again. Political leaders need to get their head around making it happen - it will take a little backbone but it is the right thing to do. dailyhive.com/vancouver/vanc…

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Bold move by the Mayor of London to expand the ultralight low emissions zone - to Greater London. It won’t be cheap to get around London in a car; the new charge is paired with an expansion of buses + bus service, and comes on the heels of a phenomenal expansion of bike lanes.

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Bold move by the Mayor of London to expand the ultralight low emissions zone - to Greater London. It won’t be cheap to get around London in a car; the new charge is paired with an expansion of buses + bus service, and comes on the heels of a phenomenal expansion of bike lanes.

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Jennifer Keesmaat Thanks Jennifer! I agree. And I’ll keep trying.

People can encourage my council colleagues to support it by sending an email here: twitter.com/christineeboyl…

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Just remember that even today, November 2022, there are still people who believe housing prices never go down

The lessons:
- In personal finance, narratives > numbers
- In America, real estate is religion
- Some people cannot be helped

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Nearly a decade ago we created Growing Up Vertical to design units, buildings and neighbourhoods with children in mind. These guidelines shape new, vertical housing. The tricky part now is the cost of urban living: purpose built affordable housing is key. thestar.com/opinion/contri…

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This is one of those great ideas that will eventually happen, despite getting killed at Council again and again. Political leaders need to get their head around making it happen - it will take a little backbone but it is the right thing to do. dailyhive.com/vancouver/vanc…

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Bizarre statement - “Canada's housing affordability problem too big for governments to solve alone: CMHC report” - of course the private sector needs to be involved. It is the private sector that builds housing in this country. financialpost.com/real-estate/ca…

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Once you accept the existence of a housing shortage - which the data demonstrates - the response is to build a bunch of homes. But supply skepticism and 'shortage denialism' has infiltrated local government, both in planning departments + in politics, making it hard to do so.

Once you accept the existence of a housing shortage - which the data demonstrates - the response is to build a bunch of homes. But supply skepticism and 'shortage denialism' has infiltrated local government, both in planning departments + in politics, making it hard to do so.
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Once you accept the existence of a housing shortage - which the data demonstrates - the response is to build a bunch of homes. But supply skepticism and 'shortage denialism' has infiltrated local government, both in planning departments + in politics, making it hard to do so.

Once you accept the existence of a housing shortage - which the data demonstrates - the response is to build a bunch of homes. But supply skepticism and 'shortage denialism' has infiltrated local government, both in planning departments + in politics, making it hard to do so.
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Another great move: Shelley Carroll is a veteran councillor with exceptional smarts, having served many years ago as one of the City of Toronto's most successful Budget Chiefs. Her energy and detailed understanding of how the city functions will serve the city well in this role.

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Everyone keeps saying democracy is broken, but I see stellar, democratically elected and qualified new Councillors taking the helm of critical portfolios, where they will put their experience to good use in service of the city. Congratulations, Chris Moise.

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