Since 2010, I have been sharing on this blog my passion for a better world starting with a better Kitchener.

Together, let’s put the focus on city building in Waterloo Region

Together, let’s put the focus on city building in Waterloo Region

With the arrival of spring, I am ready to renew my activity building healthy communities. That’s partly a result of having read Walkable City by Jeff Speck and The Happy City by Charles Montgomery over the winter. Both inspired me and I hope to blog on them in more detail. It’s partly because there’s beenContinue Reading

Reclaim our streets with lower speed limit

Reclaim our streets with lower speed limit

When Record columnist Jeff Outhit concluded that a lower speed limit was an empty gesture, I took the opportunity to join the conversation on this issue by sharing a different perspective in a letter to the editor. I was glad that I had done so when the paper also published a column by Martin ReggContinue Reading

Kitchener should push for 40 km/h speed limit on residential streets

Kitchener should push for 40 km/h speed limit on residential streets

On the campaign trail, one of the most frequent concerns I heard was about high speed traffic on residential streets. The province is now seeking feedback from municipalities on whether the default speed limit on residential streets should be changed to 40 kmh from 50 kmh or if they prefer another option such as allowingContinue Reading

14 blog posts that attracted your attention in 2014

14 blog posts that attracted your attention in 2014

2014 was a prolific year on this blog. So what attracted your interest?¬†Here’s a look back at the 14 posts that had the most views¬†2014. Interestingly, the vast majority of them were written and had most of their views before the municipal election campaign heated up after Labour Day. A couple were written after theContinue Reading

Looking back at the municipal election & moving forward

Looking back at the municipal election & moving forward

Before I get all introspective, I’d like to echo my election night post and congratulate Sarah Marsh on becoming the next Ward 10 Councillor. I’d also like to thank everyone who made their voices heard in the election as voters, volunteers and candidates. I hope you all continue to be engaged in making our communityContinue Reading

Congratulations Sarah Marsh!

Congratulations to Sarah Marsh who has been elected the new City Councillor for Ward 10. The citizens of Ward 10 have made their voices heard. I respect their choice. Sarah ran a strong campaign from the day she entered the race until the very end. In the campaign, I identified 5 priority files for WardContinue Reading

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