Blog

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

Interested in submitting a guest blog for our consideration? Reach out to us at [email protected] with your idea. Posts are normally a maximum of 800 words and contain several images and links.

Climate Blog: Reframing our Objectives – The Importance of a Race-Centred Intersectional Approach to Environmental Justice

(23 March 2021) By Aucha Stewart. Municipalities produce or have regulatory jurisdiction over approximately 50% of carbon emissions in Canada.…

Climate Week at UWindsor brought together UWindsor researchers, community leaders and organizations on climate action and research

(11 March 2021) by Mikal Daniel. From February 22 - 26 the first Climate Week @UWindsor was held. It was…

Climate Blog: Recording of panel discussion featuring Windsor Law alumni in climate-related legal careers now available

(25 February 2021) By Klaudia Grabkowska and Valerie Tan. A recent virtual panel discussion featuring Windsor Law alumni on the…

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…