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.

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…

Climate Blog: Windsor Ward 7 by-election candidates share their views on climate change in Cities and Climate Action Forum survey

(1 October 2020) by Klaudia Grabkowska, Narmada Gunawardana, Katie Pfaff and Valerie Tan The City of Windsor’s Ward 7 by-election is scheduled…

Guest Blog: Take the students outside this school year, especially in our cities

(17 September 2020) By Josh Fullan [cross-posted with Spacing.ca] With school resuming, the most important message many Canadian students can…

Access Without Fear in a Borderland – Implications for Frontline Service Workers in Windsor, Ontario

(6 August 2020) By Gemma Smyth (Associate Professor, Windsor Law) and Zara Rhonda Mercer (3L student, Windsor Law) In 2019,…

Guest Blog: Climate justice is racial justice

(17 July 2020) By Aisha Poitevien, Development Officer, David Suzuki Foundation (The following are the views of the author and…