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[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Markham, Seattle, Tijuana, New York City, Hong Kong and Shenzhen

  • A new neighbourhood in Markham is going to make use of geothermal energy to heat hundreds of homes. CBC reports.
  • CityLab reports on how a census of the giant Pacific octopus in the waters of Seattle is going to be conducted.
  • Some residents of Tijuana are protesting against the thousands of Central American refugees now sheltering in their city. Global News reports.
  • A new exhibit at the 9/11 Museum in New York City tells of the contribution of Mohawk steelworkers to the construction of the megalopolis’ skyline. CBC Indigenous reports.
  • Officials in Hong Kong and Shenzhen are having problems drawing a boundary through a garden plot on their mutual border. The SCMP reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Brampton, Milton and Markham, New York City, Atlanta, London, Lisbon

  • The Ontario government’s cancellation of new post-secondary campuses years in the planning for booming Brampton, Milton, and Markham hurts these centres needlessly. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities notes how the scale of voter repression in Georgia may not be enough to prevent the election of Stacey Abrams, given the scale of black migration to Atlanta.
  • Feargus O’Sullivan at CityLab takes a look at a new report noting both the importance of venues for experimental music in New York City (and other cities) and these venues’ vulnerability to gentrification.
  • A long-abandoned street of Victorian London has been remade, CityLab reports, into a component of London Bridge Station.
  • CityLab reports on the beautiful, but dangerous, tiled sidewalks of Lisbon. Is it worth keeping them?

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Markham, Gimli, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Sydney

  • York Region reports on an anti-refugee protest in Markham that, reportedly, was dominated by Chinese-Canadian protesters.
  • Gimli’s 18th annual film festival has been a roaring success. Global News reports.
  • What has become of downtown Winnipeg after the city’s hockey team, the beloved Jets, finished their playoff run? Global News reports.
  • The voice of Seth Rogan will be the voice of Vancouver’s mass transit service, announcing stops and the like. CBC reports.
  • Personal Reflections’ Jim Belshaw reports on how problems of growth surround–literally–Astrolabe Park, in Sydney.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Vaughan and Markham, Hamilton, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bishkek

  • Noor Javed notes that, if belatedly, people actually have signed up to run as mayor in Markham in Vaughan. The Toronto Star has it.
  • Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger strongly disagrees with Doug Ford’s reduction of the size of Toronto City Council, hoping this does not speak to a future deterioration of province-municipal relations generally. Global News reports.
  • CityLab notes that a Los Angeles subsidy to urban farmers has gone almost entirely unused.
  • Noise complaints, CityLab reports, have led to the closure of the pedestrian mall in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok neighbourhood.
  • Open Democracy reports on what sounds like an almost literally criminally planned program of chopping down much-needed urban tree coverage in the Kyrgyzstan capital of Bishkek.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Markham, Hamilton, Rotterdam, Hambantota, Warsaw

  • In response to a desire to remove an almost bizarre controversial statue of a cow from its location in a neighbourhood in Markham, the owner has sued the city for $C 4 million. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The mayor of Hamilton, Ontario, would like housing incorporated into shopping malls, to deal with issues of housing and retail in one go. Global News reports.
  • Brexit threatens to decidedly destabilize the picture for the Dutch port city of Rotterdam. The Independent reports.
  • Bloomberg notes that the controversial Chinese-owned port of Hambantota, in Sri Lanka, is doing terrible business.
  • Newly-discovered documents provide confirmation of the belief that the Nazis planned to utterly destroy Warsaw. The National Post reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Vaughan, Markham, Hamilton, Vancouver and Seattle, Melbourne

  • The cancellation of some condos being built at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre has left their buyers unhappy, and justifiably so. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The rapid growth of Vaughan and Markham, to the north of Toronto, is of international note. The Conversation has it.
  • Kathleen Wynne is promising to protect (what’s left of) the Hamilton steel industry. CBC reports.
  • A direct air shuttle between Vancouver and Seattle is a good thing, but I think that cross-border area would be even better served by some sort of mass transit link. Global News has it.
  • Melbourne, that city of Australia, is facing familiar issue of growth and livability. The Guardian has it.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Ottawa, Markham, Moncton, Antwerp, San Francisco

  • The story of how the murder of Alain Brosseau by gay-bashers in Ottawa nearly thirty years ago led to lasting change is important to remember. The Ottawa Citizen reports.
  • This rather unique statue of a cow in Markham is still standing, despite neighbourhood discontent. The Toronto Star reports.
  • The closure of Saint-Louis-de-France Roman Catholic Church in Moncton surprises me somewhat, since Moncton is one of the few growing centres of the Maritimes. Global News reports.
  • The Belgian port city of Antwerp is looking to find some advantage from Brexit. Bloomberg reports.
  • The impact of sea level rise on San Francisco and the wider Bay area may be devastating. Wired reports.