Miranda Spessot works for the Parliamentary Precinct Branch of Public Services and Procurement Canada. Previously, she worked as a policy adviser to Ottawa City Councillor Tobi Nussbaum. She holds a master of urban and regional planning degree (Queen’s University) and a bachelor of arts (hons.) (Dalhousie University).

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The five i’s of failed urban planning

Buzzwords such as livability, sustainability, mixed use and walkability are commonly used to describe the modern-day urban planning philosophy. The reality on the ground, however, is often much different and may not align with the …

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Urbanizing international assistance

With an estimated 3 million people moving into urban areas each week, mainly in the global South, the percentage of urban dwellers will only continue to grow.  The share of poverty in rural areas is …

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