In a series of previous posts, I’ve made the case that municipal governments are incapable of managing urban growth in a manner the supports city viability and is environmentally sustainable. I argue that the political clout necessary to resist development proposals that are good for particular developers’ bottom line but bad for the city only exists at the regional or national level.
I also presented a proposal for a research project designed to look at what options exist for urban development that supports city viability and sustainability. That research has now been funded by the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada and I’m looking for two students to work full time for 10 weeks this summer to help me get the research underway.
For more information about this job and how to apply for it, check out the links above, and download the job announcement.