“Amalgamation is the Last Open”. Waterloo Chronicle. January 18, 2017.

“Forced Cooperation Recipe for Bad Blood Among Alberta Municipalities.” Edmonton Journal. October 21, 2016.

“Local Accountability and Transparency: Closing the Gap in Intermunicipal Contracting and Service Sharing.” Municipal World. October 2016.

“The Future of City-County Separation: Breaking Ontario’s Boundary Bargain.” Municipal Monitor. August 2016.

“Wellesley Should Stay Distinct, Skip Costly Name Change.” New Hamburg Independent. July 19, 2016 (With Sarah Spicer)

“Don’t Amalgamate, Cooperate.” Vancouver Sun. May 26, 2016.

“Framing the Amalgamation Debate.” Kitchener Post. April 14, 2016.

The State of Inter-Municipal Cooperation in Canada” Public Sector Digest. December 15, 2015.

“The Case for De-Amalgamation.” Municipal Monitor. December 10, 2015. (With Lydia Miljan)

“Amalgamation Should Not Be Entered Lightly.” Victoria Times Colonist. July 23, 2015. (With Lydia Miljan)

“Is De-Amalgamation the Answer?” Financial Post. July 15, 2015. (With Lydia Miljan)

“Learning from the Kelowna Accord.” Policy Options. July 5, 2015. (With Christopher Alcantara)

“How Do You Solve a Problem Like Uber?” Municipal World. July 1, 2015.

“Sunshine List is all Breadth, No Depth.” Waterloo Record. April 1, 2015.

“Uber Decision May Be Out of Region’s Hands.” Waterloo Record. January 28, 2015.

“At City Hall, Homeowners Call the Tune.” National Post. October 22, 2014 (With Mike McGregor)

“Regionalism and Inter-Local Cooperation in Canada.” Curb Magazine. Fall 2014

“Toronto: Too Big, Too Small.” Novae Res Urbis. April 4, 2014 (With Enid Slack)

“Amalgamation Still Haunts Us, But Now How You Think.” Toronto Star. March 17, 2014 (With Enid Slack)

“The Urban-Rural Divide.” Municipal World. December 1, 2013

“City-County Separation: When Municipalities Cross the Line.” Public Sector Digest. October 2013

“That Was Dad’s Mistake: Why Justin Trudeau Won’t Push Feds in the City.” c2c Journal. August 31, 2013.

“Well-To-Do Families Should Not Be Receiving Child Care Benefits.” Waterloo Region Record. April 19, 2013 (With Ben Eisen)

“A Community of Communities, Divided Against Itself.” Urbanicity Magazine. March 12, 2013.


“What Quayside Has Taught Us About Smart Cities and Data Governance.” The Conversation. April 2, 2018. (With Blayne Haggart)

“The Local Autonomy of Canada’s Largest Cities.” Urban Affairs Forum. October 11, 2017. (With Alison Smith)

“What is a Smart City?” Cities@UofT Blog. July 24, 2017. (With Adam Churchard, Nicole Goodman and David Wolfe)

“The Dreadful Condition of Municipal Budgets.” CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos. November 30, 2016

“Inter-Municipal Cooperation, Not Amalgamation, the Better Way Forward for Canadian Cities.” CD Howe Institute Intelligence Memos. October 13, 2016.

“Is the Sunshine List Helpful?” IRPP Perspectives. March 29, 2016.

“Should We Be Discussing Compensation for Taxi Owners?” IRPP Perspectives. December 18, 2015

“The Curious Multilevel Nature of Cab Regulation.” IRPP Perspectives. December 11, 2015.

“What Will Trudeau’s Urban Agenda Look Like?” IRPP Perspectives. October 30, 2015

“Polls and Leadership Races.” Opinion-Policy Nexus (LISPOP). January 6, 2015.

“Some Races to Watch on Election Night.” Opinion-Policy Nexus (LISPOP). October 23, 2014.

“Access to Information and Research Road Blocks.” Opinion-Policy Nexus (LISPOP). September 25, 2014.

“No, Rob Ford Will Not Win Re-Election.” Opinion-Policy Nexus (LISPOP). August 28, 2014.

“Home Values, Homevoters and Municipal Politics.” Opinion-Policy Nexus (LISPOP). April 2, 2014.