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changing

real estate trends

are forcing a modern conversation

about how cities should

grow, adapt, and develop for all

THE AMERICAN SUBURBS AS WE KNOW THEM ARE DYING

McMansions are out, suburban malls are in crisis, and companies are packing up and heading into the city.  

WHY IS NEW URBANISM SO GOSH DARN CREEPY?

A compelling argument for re-developing our inner city neighborhoods organically vs. manufactured suburban communities

HOW PUBLIC SPACES MAKE CITIES WORK

 

An exciting TED talk about how Calgary could benefit from prioritizing open public spaces that entice people to linger

HOW ZONING CAN EASE

LAND ASSEMBLY

The city of Calgary is adopting some innovative zoning techniques through a new initiative called "Main Streets", but what about allowing greater density on larger sites to promote assembly of inner-city properties?

IS PLACEMAKING A "NEW ENVIRONMENTALISM"?

A concept that is beginning to take hold in urban centres across the globe, "new environmentalism" focuses on creating great public places for people and green habitats that thrive as urbane environments grow.

REAL ESTATE ADDS DIVERSIFICATION, BUT HOW SHOULD YOU INVEST?

Real estate has a low correlation to stocks and bonds, your house is not an asset (but an expense), and it's all about asset utilization. 

WHY 2020 WILL BE A MUCH BETTER YEAR FOR CANADA'S ENERGY INDUSTRY.

Despite the relentless onslaught of bad news since oil prices collapsed five years ago, the industry still enjoys 100% rock solid support 24/7/365 where it matters the most.

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COVID HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING. AMERICANS ARE ADAPTING - WILL WE AS CANADIANS?

Real Estate Markets are being re-ordered on an unprecedented scale.  By every metric, Americans are moving faster than they were before the pandemic.  And you wouldn't believe where they're going.

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