Blog

The Centre for Cities publishes occasional blog posts by its affiliated Windsor Law faculty and students, as well as guest bloggers, on subjects related to building inclusive and sustainable cities. Opinions expressed are those of the authors.

Climate Blog: The City of Windsor’s Residential Deep Energy Efficiency Retrofit (R-DEER) Program: A Model for Municipal Retrofit Programs?

(22 February 2021) By Mallory Allan. When buildings use energy, that energy can produce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). These emissions…

Centring Environmental Racism in Climate Work: the Windsor example

(21 February 2021) By Princess Doe. Your postal code determines your health. This was a key takeaway from Dr. Ingrid…

Climate Blog: Fighting environmental racism – a conversation with Dr. Ingrid Waldron

(2 February 2021) By Narmada Gunawardana & Valerie Tan. Dr. Ingrid Waldron is a sociologist, Associate Professor in the Faculty…

Climate Blog: Resilient cities and private-public partnerships in the fight against climate change

(26 January 2021) By Narmada Gunawardana. The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships held its 28th annual National Conference on Public-Private…

Instructor Profile: Thomas Timmins (Infrastructure Law and Project Finance)

(12 January 2021) By Flavia Zaka. Thomas Timmins, head of Gowling WLG Canada’s Energy Sector Group, teaches the seminar on…

Climate Blog: Ranked ballots provide opportunity for greater representation and climate change priority by city councils

(14 December 2020) By Valerie Tan. It came as a shock to Ontario municipalities in late October when a provincial…

Climate Blog: Urban Sprawl – how can we grow sustainably?

(19 November 2020) By Gurv Parmar. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines urban sprawl as “the spreading of urban developments (such as…

Climate Blog: CCAF launches new map tool – Climate language in Ontario municipalities’ Official Plans and zoning bylaws

(12 November 2020) By Katie Pfaff. The Windsor Law Cities and Climate Action Forum (CCAF) is pleased to announce the…

Contextualizing Anti-Blackness in the City

(4 November 2020) By Princess Doe. The introduction of Black bodies in public spaces was on the auction block. The…

Climate Blog: It’s Official – Canada Announces Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastic Items in 2021. But What Does This Mean for Municipalities?

(30 October 2020) By Klaudia Grabkowska. At a news conference in Gatineau, Quebec held on October 7th, 2020, Canada officially…

Climate Blog: World Habitat Day a moment to highlight housing, climate intersections

(5 October 2020) by Narmada Gunawardana. Today, October 5th 2020, marks this year’s World Habitat Day. According to the UN…

Guest Blog: Strengthening democracy through intersectional environmentalism in post-COVID-19 Windsor-Essex

(2 October 2020) By Cameron Fioret and Niharika Bandaru The COVID-19 crisis is the most serious global health emergency in…