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[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Québec City, Fort Lee, Vancouver, Paris and Saint-Denis, Sutera

  • Le Devoir wonders if excessive tourism will make Vieux-Québec unlivable for locals.
  • Sam Sklar at CityLab, native of the New Jersey community of Fort Lee, wonders when it will burst out from the shadow of New York City.
  • The question of how Vancouver in the era of legalization will celebrate 4/20 remains actively contested. The National Post reports.
  • CityLab reports on how the 2024 Paris Olympics may help regenerate Saint-Denis.
  • The story about how resettled refugees helepd revive the Italian town of Sutera, on the island of Sicily, needs to be better-known. VICE reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Niagara Falls, London, Québec City, Surrey, Onagawa

  • Two British tourists were kicked out of their Niagara Falls hotel for supporting striking workers at an attached restaurant. CBC reports.
  • Members of different Christian minorities from the Middle East living in London, Ontario, have united to create a new community church. CBC reports.
  • Le Devoir looks at how Québec City is torn by a debate: Should it build a streetcar or a subway?
  • The British Columbia city of surrey is currently rounding up its rogue peacocks. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities reports on how the Japanese city of Onagawa, hit by the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, is trying to rebuild without sprawl.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Detroit, Québec City, Boston, Queens, Colonia del Sacramento

  • CityLab shares newly unearthed photos of the destroyed Detroit neighbourhood of Black Bottom.
  • The National Post reports that apparently the latest iteration of the Winter Carnival in Québec City has not met with popular approval.
  • CityLab explored for Valentine’s Day the notable history of Boston as a centre for the manufacture of candy.
  • CityLab notes how the nascent condo boom in Queens’ Long Island City, set to capitalize on the Amazon HQ2 there, has been undermined abruptly by Amazon’s withdrawal.
  • Ozy looks at the historic Uruguay town of Colonia del Sacramento.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Oshawa and Sault Ste Marie, Québec City, Vancouver, Edinburgh, Sydney

  • Sault Sainte-Marie hopes to recruit former GM workers from Oshawa to live in that less expensive city, Global News reports.
  • Robert Vandenwinkel at HuffPost Quebec makes the case for Québec City not developing a tramway but rather a subway.
  • Daily Hive notes that the British Columbia government has increased its funding into research into a high-speed rail link connecting Vancouver to points south.
  • CityLab notes that Edinburgh is imposing a tourist tax.
  • The Guardian shares images of some of the rejected designs for the famous Sydney Opera House.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Montréal, Québec City, Kuala Lumpur, Sambuca, Birmingham

  • This Noisey interview with musician Tiga shows how he and his music helped make Montréal a leading nightlife city.
  • La Presse notes that Québec City is looking to bypass an environmental impact study for its proposed streetcar.
  • Guardian Cities notes that the rapid development of Kuala Lumpur has displaced the native macaques from their home, creating new interactions between them and invasive primates.
  • Guardian Cities reports on the Sicilian town of Sambuca, which has put vacant homes on sale for one Euro each. Will this be enough to reverse depopulation?
  • CityLab notes how the city of Birmingham has resisted an Alabama state law requiring the display of a Confederate monument.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Québec City, Atlantic City, Wood Buffalo, London, Copenhagen

  • CityLab looks at the fight to resist the low-density urban sprawl of Québec City into surrounding farmland at Beauport.
  • CityLab looks at the vanished history of African-American tourism in Atlantic City.
  • The population of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in northern Alberta, around Fort McMurray, has fallen by 11% in the past few years. Global News reports.
  • Guardian Cities looks at how placemaking, the creation of innovation clusters attracting attention, is undermining social housing in London.
  • CityLab looks at the challenges faced by Copenhagen, with a questionable model of urban redevelopment set to climax in the production of artificial islands.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Kingston, Montréal, Québec City, Tripoli, Tashkent

  • Kingston is expanding and modernizing its docks to accommodate cruise ships, Global News reports.
  • Le Devoir reports on how gentrification in Montréal is pushing artists out of the once-inexpensive Mile-Ex neighbourhood.
  • In an era where Québec City is pushing for more mass transit, the idea of building a third bridge across the St. Lawrence to relieve car congestion is controversial. CTV reports.
  • Guardian Cities reports on how a fairground built in Tripoli by Oscar Neimeyer is falling into, perhaps irreparable, disrepair.
  • Open Democracy reports on how new urban development is pushing out many people from old Tashkent.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Kingston, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, Churchill

  • The vacancy rate in Kingston is easily the lowest of any major Ontario city, even worse than Toronto. Global News reports.
  • CBC notes that Ottawa is continuing to work on building a film centre in its Greenbelt.
  • La Presse notes that residents of the neighbourhood of Glenmount, in the Montréal borough of Côte-des-Neiges, are threatening to separate from the city.
  • Québec City has again been rejected by the NHL, the North American hockey league deciding not to situate a team in this pro-hockey town despite strong local support. CBC reports.
  • After more than a year, regular passenger rail service has finally resumed between Winnipeg and Churchill. CBC reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five cities links: Hamilton, Québec City, New York City, Edinburgh, Tokyo

  • In Hamilton, ACORN is leading protests against housing laws that threaten to drive people onto the streets. CBC reports.
  • Québec City is dealing with its labour shortages by recruiting skilled workers from France, for starters. CTV News reports.
  • Atlas Obscura notes that there is a barge off of New York City covered in greenery, free for citizens to harvest.
  • The Guardian shares news of the renovation of the Calton Hill observatory into a cultural centre.
  • Quartz reports that the Japanese government is offering subsidies to people who move away from Tokyo, to try to promote secondary centres.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo, London & Windsor, Montréal, Québec City

  • The economy of Hamilton, Ontario, is apparently among the strongest of any Canadian city. Global News reports.
  • Transit Toronto notes that the Ion, the Kitchener-Waterloo LRT, will be doing a test run tomorrow.
  • Southwestern Ontario, from London to Windsor, faces a potential cancellation of the proposed high-speed rail link connecting this region to Toronto. Global News reports.
  • This pair of residential towers proposed for the Quartier des spectacles in Montréal would certainly be eye-catching, if they were ever allowed to be built. CBC reports.
  • CityLab notes the controversy, and the origins, of the proposed Québec City skyscraper Le Phare, here.