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Written by Randy McDonald

May 8, 2020 at 5:15 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Ottawa, Montréal, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin

  • CBC Ottawa reports on the complaint of an Ottawa condo-owner that his tenant is renting the unit out via Airbnb.
  • CBC Montreal notes that a rent advocacy agency in the neighbourhood of Saint-Henri is being driven out of its offices by rent increases.
  • VICE reports on how a Miami trailer park and its residents are set to be driven out of their home by luxury housing.
  • CityLab reports on a Mexico City market, the Sonora Market, specializing in goods for religious believers.
  • Reuters notes a street protest by rent activists in Berlin calling for the nationalizing of the housing stock.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Mississauga, Miami, Montréal, Jakarta, Lausanne

  • Missisauga’s mayor Bonnie Crombie makes the case for her city’s independence from Peel Region, over at the Toronto Star.
  • CityLab features a Richard Florida interview with sociologist Alejandro Portes on his new book examining the history and future of Miami.
  • New maps showing flood risks are available to municipalities in the Montréal region, but for various reasons they are not using them yet. CBC reports.
  • Guardian Cities reports on how the new president of Indonesia wants to move the country’s capital away from megacity Jakarta to a new location on the island of Borneo.
  • CityLab reports on how the Swiss city of Lausanne is making use of innovative new community consultations to decide how to manage its Place de la Riponne.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Burlington, Hamilton, Montréal, Miami, Shenzhen

  • The mayors of Hamilton and Burlington have announced their opposition to any changes to the Ontario Greenbelt legislation, the Toronto Star reports.
  • CBC Hamilton reports that units in a prominent downtown apartment building has been converted to condos.
  • National Observer looks at the threat that a new Universit3 de Montréal campus in Montréal poses to the Park Extension neighbourhood.
  • CityLab takes a look at how the construction of Interstate 95, in Miami, destroyed the black neighbourhood of Overtown.
  • The Chinese city of Shenzhen has converted its bus fleet entirely over to electric units, Guardian Cities reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, Miami, Amsterdam, Doha, Macau

  • The MTLBlog notes that the rainbow balls above the Village gay on rue Sainte-Catherine are being taken down, permanently.
  • CityLab notes efforts to preserve the unique architecture of the shotgun homes of the 19th century settlers of Miami.
  • Guardian Cities shares photos of the largest squat in Amsterdam, set for redevelopment after two decades.
  • Guardian Cities reports on the extreme segregation of migrant workers in Qatar’s Doha from the native population, so strict that they are even consigned to a separate shopping mall.
  • Business Insider reports on the way in which the old Portuguese and Lusophone elites of Macau are being squeezed out by Chinese influence.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Mississauga and Brampton, Montréal, Vancouver, New York City, Miami

  • CBC notes</u. the underrepresentation of politicians of visible minority background in the city councils of Mississauga and Brampton.
  • MTL Blog reports on the different plans of the different political parties in the Québec election for mass transit plans. (I really like the Québec Solidaire plan’s ambition.)
  • Catherine Tse at the SCMP takes a look at the different sorts of businesses run by young wealthy people, often socialites, of Asian immigrant background in Vancouver.
  • Henry Grabar at Slate writes about a paper examining the tactics adopted by different groups in New York City–Hasidic Jews, Chinese, and Bangladeshis–faced with high real estate prices, from intensification to diffusion to underground housing.
  • Christian Portilla at VICE writes about how gentrification is undermining the basis for the Miami neighbourhood of Little Haiti, driving out long-time residents.

[NEWS] Some Monday links

  • io9’s link to the eye-catching pictures of spaceships pictured on British science fiction paperback novels remains appreciated.
  • The Globe and Mail notes the growing Iranian community in the Toronto suburb of Richmond Hill.
  • BusinessWeek observes that video chain Blockbuster, defunct in most of North America, is doing fine in Mexico and on the Mexican border.
  • Bloomberg notes that Japan outside of Tokyo is hoping to attract foreign investors to property outside the Japanese capital.
  • Der Spiegel points to a new study suggesting that Bavaria’s famed mad King Ludwig II wasn’t clinically insane at all, and notes evidence of truly massive campaigns of state-sponsored torture and massacre in Syria.
  • An older link from the New Zealand Herald: is the large emigration from New Zealand to Australia, driven by the search for a higher standard of living, about to run down?
  • The Village Voice critiques the urban myth that sex traficking peaks at the time of major sporting events like the Superbowl.
  • National Geographic tracks down the magazine photo that inspired Lorde’s hit song “Royals” and observes the ways in which Mexicans of indigenous background immigrate to the United States.
  • Jezebel takes a long, hard look at gay male sexism directed towards women.
  • Rolling Stone‘s extended article arguing that Miami is set to drown as sea levels rise is a gripping read.