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Dr. David Robinson

OPINION: Skipping the 20th century in the northwest

OPINION: Skipping the 20th century in the northwest

Let’s just skip the 20th century in northwestern Ontario and go directly to the 21st.
OPINION: Three wishes for the North: number three

OPINION: Three wishes for the North: number three

A community has to understand itself to develop.
OPINION: Three wishes for the North: number two

OPINION: Three wishes for the North: number two

Ontario needs Northern development, but the way it plays its major pieces is stuck in the 20th century.
OPINION: Three wishes for the North: number one

OPINION: Three wishes for the North: number one

We need something to increase the value-added from the forestry sector across the whole North.
OPINION: You’ll be sorry

OPINION: You’ll be sorry

We don’t feel regret about the big problems because we know that our private actions have a tiny effect on how quickly the world unravels.
Northern Ontario living, 2027

Northern Ontario living, 2027

Have you thought about how climate change will affect your life in Northern Ontario over the next 10 years?
Are Northern cities smart or dumb?

Are Northern cities smart or dumb?

The tide is running against us: we have to start swimming in the right direction.
Thunder Road and the taxman

Thunder Road and the taxman

When the property tax is used to subsidize people living farther from town, it encourages wasteful road building.
Clues from the Census about Northern communities

Clues from the Census about Northern communities

To promote independence, good health and social activities, Northern communities should be replanned
Less of the same: Northern multimodal planning

Less of the same: Northern multimodal planning

We are on the cusp of one of the fastest, deepest, most consequential disruptions of transportation in history.