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Refugee crisis: Mayors lead where Harper fears to tread in helping war victims
Mayors offer leadership to help refugees while federal government suggests more military action.
Sep 10th, 2015
View from the 2012 Cities Summit
Reflections on Vancouver's brain drain, Naheed Nenshi and the shifting power of cities to the east.
Feb 7th, 2012
Key to smart transit is data sharing, experts say at Cities Summit
Sharing information is the city's best bet for improving public transit, according to panelists at Vancouver's 2012 Cities Summit.
Feb 2nd, 2012
Open source municipalities: twitter, transit and apps a focus of Cities Summit - live blog
Speakers at Cities Summit discuss open source technology and the capacity for social media to help citizens connect with government. Read VO Publisher Linda Solomon's live blog for more updates.
Linda Solomon Wood
Feb 1st, 2012
Sandy Garossino: independent solutions to partisan problems
Sandy Garossino: mother, lawyer, businesswoman, advocate and now, candidate for city council.
Nov 9th, 2011