Monday March 31, 2014

If you are studying Ottawa-Gatineau, the 1950 Plan for the National Capital (often referred to as the Greber report) is a significant document, to understand its history and growth.

Recruited by Prime Minister MacKenzie King, Jacques Greber, a French architect and planner, created a plan that was designed to transform Ottawa and Hull from dreary industrial towns to a beautiful, modern Capital region.

The report includes maps and illustrations.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

This item first appeared on the MADGICAL Web on January 7, 2013.

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Wednesday March 26, 2014

In a historic move, Canada has signed a free trade agreement with South Korea. It becomes Canada' first trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific, and is intended to create jobs and increase exports.

Read the news release from the PMO.

Learn more: Study of the Canada-Korea free trade agreement

Browse the Debates of the House of Commons.

(Source: MADGIC Staff)

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Friday March 21, 2014

Transforming cities with transit, a report by the World Bank, explores the complex process of transit and land-use integration in rapidly growing cities in developing countries.

As one of the most promising strategies for advancing environmental sustainability, economic competitiveness and socially inclusive development in fast-growing cities, transit and land-use integration is is increasingly being embraced by policy-makers at all levels of government.

This book focuses on identifying barriers to and opportunities for effective coordination of transport infrastructure and urban development.

This title is also available in electronic format.

(Source: World Bank)

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