Globalization has undoubtedly provided many economic and cultural opportunities, and allowed people to move more fluidly around regions and throughout the world. It has allowed many people to zoom out, and to be able to apprehend much of the globe.
There are many factors contributing to this. On one hand, there is the […]
A recent facebook post caught my eye. It contrasted the number of homeless in the United States with the number of vacant homes. The image stated that there are 24 vacant homes for each homeless person in the US. Sources of empty homes surely vary, but could include second homes, abandoned homes, unsound structures, land […]
Why do we put up with long commutes and rush hour traffic?
The short answer: Because we have to.
The long answer: Opposing objectives.
On one hand we want a larger house for the same amount of money, with a large backyard where we can have barbeques, in a quiet neighbourhood where our young […]
The development of location based services and the expansion of e-government activities encourages the vast majority of society to use spatial information. However, the members of the society may not spatially aware. In order to facilitate the realization of such spatially enabled society, there is a need for a new technical framework and social paradigm […]
In an earlier post I had discussed property rights and obligations that an owner acquires upon purchasing land. However, when they choose to develop land they can encounter some resistance from the local community as is evident in the Shaw-Nee Park development introduced in the initial post. Today I […]
Only two years away from the next Olympic Games in RIO, Brazil’s program of sending special police units to take favelas out of the hands of criminal gangs has been widely praised, but now finds itself facing allegations of abuse and corruption.
The Pacifying Police Unit, abbreviated UPP (from portuguese Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora), is a law enforcement program
There was an interesting article in last weeks local paper suggesting the need to protect a private golf course from future redevelopment. The article refers to the redevelopment of the now closed Shaw-Nee Slopes Golf Course which was purchased by GeoEnergy Enterprises Ltd. in 2009, […]
Based on City of Calgary Statistics it appears that most people are making an effort to recycle to help the environment. However, if we take a closer look at our daily life, we begin to realize that we still need to put more effort in to polluting less. As an example, we drive our kids […]