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: 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…

Guest Blog: What Windsor should be doing now to recover from COVID-19. Architects weigh in.

(15 July 2020) By Nicole Baillargeon, Siniśa Simič, and Crystal Waddell of Mean Studio Architects (Detroit, Toronto and Windsor) (This…

Blog: COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need for ‘Access Without Fear’ Policies

(17 June 2020) By Aadil Nathani (Windsor Law Graduating Class of 2020) I sit down to write this in truly…

Online Youth Series on Local Climate Action: Recordings

(Updated 29 May 2020) In April and May 2020, the Cities and Climate Action Forum has hosted a series of…

Climate Blog: Municipalities can help mitigate climate change by prioritizing wooden structures

(13 April 2020) By Peter Dalglish (Windsor Law 3L student, Cities and Climate Action Forum member). For many, the thought…

The front desk in the lobby of the new City Hall building is shown, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Blog: Climate mitigation and resiliency through municipal infrastructure projects

(3 April 2020) By Luigi Iantosca (Windsor Law 3L student, Cities and Climate Action Forum member). When one thinks of…