The Martin Prosperity Institute recently released the map pictured above, which compares the GDP of several US metropolitan areas to the size of national economies. For instance, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) has a GDP of $311.3 billion dollars. …
Learning the right lessons from LA’s “Carmageddon”
Carmageddon has come and gone, and the world didn’t end. The catalyst for the predicted disaster was the closure of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles for construction for the weekend of the 16th and 17th of July. Freeway closures aren’t …
Immigration Can Be an Antidote to Urban Decay: Revitalization strategy preferable to shrinking one
Detroit has become a symbol of urban decay, but by utilizing the example of Winnipeg, it could become revitalized through targeted immigration policies.
Can the Winnipeg Model Save Detroit?: Revitalization strategy preferable to shrinking one
Through targeted immigration policies Detroit can find its way back to prosperity and turn away from greater urban decay.
Dispelling the Myths of the CTrain: After 30 years and $2 billion, the CTrain worsened Calgary’s automobile dependency
Though presented as an inexpensive and efficient form of mass public transportation, the Calgary LRT has done little to curb automobile usage or contain the urban sprawl after 30 years and $2 billion.
30 Years of the C-Train: A Rejoinder
I’ve spent a good chunk of the last few months working on a study of Calgary’s light rail transit (C-Train) system, which was released today by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. I’ve had a long standing interest in LRT systems, …
The 30th Anniversary of the C-Train: A Critical Analysis of Calgary’s Light Rail Transit System
The costs of LRT are understated while its benefits are overstated. LRT is often thought of as a happy medium between buses and trains. In reality, it combines their disadvantages. Light rail transit is slow, inflexible, and expensive
Toronto: 3 Cities in More Than One Way
Since the 1998 municipal amalgamation of the Megacity of Toronto there has developed a culture war: The culture war between the suburbs and the core is an acknowledgement of the zero sum game created by the megacity.