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The art behind making disasters manageable

The art behind making disasters manageable

The book Dull Disasters examines how we can get ahead of the inevitable cataclysmic events, rather than resorting to futile generosity after the fact

Ontario government’s focus on foreign buyers misses the point

Focus instead on reducing the time it takes to obtain a building permit and the per-unit costs to comply with regulations, which amounts to almost $50,000

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Paving crews working on roads in Kindersley

The town has also announced that traffic lights will be added to the new poles at Main Street intersections to help pedestrians

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How to cope with scarcity in a time of disaster

If a disaster wipes out a lot of inventory, that scarce or non-existent inventory has a higher value with more dollars chasing fewer goods

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Heroes come in all steps and sizes

Adi Astl took matters into his own hands and built steps down an unsafe pathway in a Toronto Park which the city had been unwilling to build for 10 years

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The dangerous domino effect of urban violence

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

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A simple PR lesson for community police

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?

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Living frugally won’t improve millennial housing woes

More money to spend on housing could push prices higher if not accompanied by an increase in the housing supply

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The biking tail is wagging the dog

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

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When public safety gets caught in the middle

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

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