Tobi Nussbaum, an Ottawa city councillor,  moved to municipal politics after 15 years working as a Canadian  diplomat and senior public servant. He holds a master of public administration degree (Harvard University), a bachelor of laws (University of Victoria) and an honours bachelor of arts (Queen's 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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