The Policy Briefs are intended to present analysis, opinions and case studies on current issues in urban and municipal affairs. Please find our first two issues below.

We welcome submissions to CURE Policy Briefs from students, faculty, and practitioners. Submissions should be approximately 3,000-4,000 words, with in text citations and can sent to Christopher Stoney.

ISSUE 6 (Septembre 2016) Steve Pomeroy and Maude Marquis-Bissonnette, Is The City of Ottawa Balancing its Budget on the Backs of the Poor?
En français: La Ville d’Ottawa équilibre-t-elle son budget au dépens des pauvres?

ISSUE 5 (2014) Steve Pomeroy, Why Canadian home prices continue to rise
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ISSUE 4 (March 2013) Steve Pomeroy, Speculators beware: you won’t get rich flipping homes in the next decade

ISSUE 3 (May 2011) Alex Carr, Thinking outside the box: financing mechanisms for the City of Ottawa

ISSUE 2 (May 2011) Sumeet Tandon, The evolution and contradiction of Ontario’s land-use oversight mechanisms and their implications for urban sprawl

ISSUE 1 (March 2011) Chris McCauley,  Not just about income: an examination of an asset-based approach to social policy