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Environment

Planting a network of mini forests across Canada

Six new mini forests were planted in cities across Canada in 2023 as part of a national pilot project to combat biodiversity loss and create new green spaces in urban areas — and the work is just beginning

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A person in a beekeeping suit takes a honey sample from a hive box in an urban garden

Environment

How honeybees can help track pollution in cities

A study of honey from urban hives reveals much about Vancouver’s pollutants, past and present 

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Vertical samples of the winning images of Canadian Geographic's Annual Photo Competition

People & Culture

Announcing the winners of the 33rd Annual Photo Competition

The best of the best images from Canadian Geographic’s 2018 competition

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Historic downtown intersection of Portage and Main Saturday July 1, 2017 by the Canadian Press John Woods

Places

Winnipeg’s Portage and Main: At a crossroads

Winnipeg’s iconic Portage and Main intersection has been closed to pedestrians for 40 years. Is it time to reopen the “crossroads of Canada” to foot traffic?

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Cape Town cityscape

Environment

What can other cities learn about water shortages from ‘Day Zero?’

Cape Town narrowly avoided ‘Day Zero,’ but that doesn’t mean the city is resilient to future water shortages 

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Author Helena Moncrieff and the cover of The Fruitful City

Environment

The surprising bounty of urban backyards

In this exclusive excerpt from The Fruitful City: The Enduring Power of the Urban Food Forest, author Helena Moncrieff goes inside the movement to find purpose for Toronto's forgotten fruit

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Architect Julian Smith

People & Culture

An interview with architect Julian Smith

The Canadian architect and conservator talks sustainable cities, cultural heritage and why the world is looking to Canada to lead

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Mapping

Uber vs. taxi: mapping price differences in Canada

App-based ride-sharing service Uber has had its fair share of controversy since it launched in Canada in 2012. As regulatory reviews and safety debates

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Wildlife

Rise of the synanthropes

Synanthropes: wild animals that live near and benefit from humans. An exploration of why some species thrive among us, and how urban planners are managing their increasing numbers.