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James Chan
I work with people, places, and programs to foster civic participation, promote equitable urbanism, and grow our social economy.
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James Chan 6h
Replying to @sboots
Congrats on the new adventure Sean!!
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James Chan Oct 8
Having an LRT doesn't make a big city...being crammed with hundreds of other ppl waiting for a delayed train makes you a big city 😏
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James Chan Oct 7
Nothing that I know of...yet! We could definitely use your special blend of cycling advocacy/civic tech/open street maps expertise in :)
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James Chan Oct 7
Surprised to see a big consulting firm release something titled "Inclusive smart cities": Not surprised that their big insights are 1.5 years behind the curve of what young leaders were already thinking about : 😎
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James Chan Oct 4
Replying to @AccidentalCity
May seem touchy-feely but empathy is clearly lacking when businesses and property-owners (per their chosen identifier "ratepayers" 🤮) are still mobilizing against neighbours seeking life-saving help.
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James Chan Oct 4
Inspiring example from Alberta on how to address the opioids crisis through empathy (via ). would do well to explore something similar! cc 👉
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James Chan Oct 2
Hungry for more ideas & inspiration after and events? Your local park is the perfect place to meet neighbours & build community. Learn what others are doing 👇 cc
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James Chan Sep 30
The learning continues from and the past few days to future forward thinking with and . What do we need to learn, unlearn, and relearn?
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James Chan Sep 28
Thanks for visiting -- great chatting with you about how to be more persuasive in advancing healthy, happy, prosperous, equitable, climate action cities.
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James Chan Sep 28
Thank you for the kind words! Although you have to thank for gathering such an amazing group of people and making my job super easy - and fun :)
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James Chan Sep 27
Replying to @MeganatLFPress
I think "connecting the dots" for readers who don't go to these events. They need to see how Council decisions on budget, zoning, car/bike/transit infra, public space etc are connected to a bigger picture, and how that affects health & wellbeing of their family, city, environment
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James Chan Sep 27
Thank you for all that you do covering local politics and urban affairs! I was worried when I moved here that wouldn't have someone like keeping watch over this beat but clearly not the case. Your reporting/fact-checking/interpretation/analysis is invaluable!
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James Chan Sep 27
Replying to @JasonThorne_RPP
Like many in the audience I am the converted who's being preached to, but was blown away by the work of 's team in showing the cumulative effects of doing a whole bunch of small things really well. Reminds me of Alan Broadbent's "relentless incrementalism"
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James Chan Sep 27
Congrats & thank you for putting together this incredible lineup for ! Thrilled to hear chief planners making honest & unambiguous connections btwn how our cities are designed & built and how it impacts our climate, health, and prosperity.
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Skylar Franke Sep 24
Looking forward to the discussion with about , city building, environmental crises, cycling & MUCH MORE @ the Place Matters Conference this Sat. Sept 28th Get your tickets quick >>
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James Chan Sep 19
Huge congratulations to my friends and former colleagues!
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James Chan Sep 18
WAIT. officer: "I mean, some drivers are on their cell phones...Some drivers are inattentive, some drivers are running lights." And the response is a "traffic enforcement blitz...largely focused on cyclists and pedestrians"?! NOT OK
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James Chan Sep 14
Replying to @htamTO
Gonna need a long weekend for this road trip! But I've been waiting a long time for this too :)
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James Chan Sep 11
Replying to @IanBird_Canada
Thanks for all of your contributions and leadership, and all the best in your new chapter Ian!
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Streetsblog USA Sep 11
This has got to be the worst example of reflexive victim blaming in pedestrian crashes EVER. 10 year old boy is hit and killed while *standing on the sidewalk.* Police: He was looking at his phone.
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