The democratic deficit in Canadian cities during COVID-19
Municipalities across Canada have been faced with some of the most challenging governance issues in the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the decisions most directly affecting the daily lives of Canadians have been made by municipalities.
By Anneke Smit, Hana Syed, Aucha Stewart, Terra Duchene, and Michael Fazzari
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A Call to Courage: An Open Letter to Canadian Urbanists
The raw numbers: How COVID-19 is changing our relationships at home, work and in our communities
A Tale of Two Emergencies
How do we respond to two crises, COVID-19 and climate change? Elliott Cappell provides insights into how cities can adjust the way they fund, design, and implement projects to consider resilience every step of the way – to achieve not only climate objectives, but also build a city’s capacity to respond to a variety of systemic shocks
How Canadian cities are responding to the crisis – and what comes next
COVID-19 crisis creates chance to re-examine provincial funding of cities
COVID-19 in the North: Interview with Yellowknife Mayor Rebecca Alty
What local leadership looks like in a time of crisis
CUI’s Kate Graham writes that COVID-19 has seen extraordinary leadership from Canadian city mayors, while also bringing into full focus serious questions about the future of our cities. Chief among them: do mayors and local leaders have the power and resources they need to manage a crisis of this scale?