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Thursday, July 19, 2018

In the Media: Spruced-up parks get edible forests, chess tables and beach volleyball

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KITCHENER — When the City of Kitchener gave residents a bigger say in how to spruce up two parks, the answer from the community was to build a place for people of all ages, with everything from edible gardens to beach volleyball courts.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In the Media: ENV class learning geography with drones

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ENV prof Derek Robinson teaches a course at the University of Waterloo that teaches students the ins and outs of drones, from piloting to required certifications and regulations.

Monday, July 16, 2018

In the Media: Why Canadian cities are asking Kingston for public-transit advice

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KINGSTON — Not long ago, empty buses were a common sight on Kingston’s main roads. But over the past five years, Kingston Transit has seen a huge increase in ridership, and the city now boasts the fastest-growing public-transit ridership figures in the country.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

In the Media: As board resigns for second time in 16 years, what does the future hold for Hydro One?

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The future of Ontario’s partially privatized utility is again uncertain after political intervention prompted the resignation of the company’s board 16 years after another mass departure.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

In the Media: Hot enough for you? Get used to it

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The forecast for the Ontario of the future is a troubling one: warmer and unrecognizable, with a greater chance of damage.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

In the Media: Sarah Burch among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

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WATERLOO — When it comes to sustainability, people are really good at "tinkering around the edges." But University of Waterloo researcher Sarah Burch wants to see deep transformative shifts.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

In the Media: Uptown Waterloo bracing for pedestrian and driver confusion as new bike lanes open

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WATERLOO — The new barrier-free bike lanes are open in Waterloo, and the city is bracing for pedestrian and driver confusion.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

New public tool shows Canada ranks 20th in United Nations’ SDG index

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A new indicator shows Canada ranks 20th among countries participating in the UN’s ambitious global effort to address the world’s 17 toughest social and environmental problems, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new online tool accessible to the public shows Canada is below its peers on Climate Action and Reduced Inequalities, in particular. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

In the Media: ‘A development tsunami’ in Kitchener

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Kitchener's downtown is undergoing what downtown city councillor Frank Etherington calls "a development tsunami."

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

In the Media: Car collisions with wildlife are getting worse in Ontario

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A recent study by School of Planning professor Michael Drescher suggests Ontario could save thousands of wildlife losses as well as millions of dollars by implementing simple measures to help prevent vehicle collisions involving wildlife.

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