Loving parking lots in Portland

Portland, Oregon gets a lot of credit as cities go. “The city that works” really does work, as I found out when I visited last... Read More

Schooled in Concrete: Modernist architecture at Dalhousie

This is a reprint of an article I wrote for the Dalhousie Gazette. HALIFAX – Despite what you might hear about dropping student... Read More

Wright Ave: Infill housing at its best

HALIFAX – Wright Ave is the kind of place that makes Atlantic Canadian cities so great. An almost entirely hidden street in... Read More

Putting the ‘gate’ in Quingate

HALIFAX – It goes without saying that there’s plenty Halifax could do to improve its pedestrian and cycling... Read More

Time to give Citadel Hill a facelift

HALIFAX – Last week, WebUrbanist published a neat article on old star-shaped fortresses still kicking around in the US, Europe... Read More

Events guide: A chat with Andy Fillmore, HRM’s urban design chief

HALIFAX – Looking for a lunch date this Tuesday? Come chat with HRM’s urban design head honcho Andy Fillmore. This... Read More

Transformation in store for CBC building site

HALIFAX – Big plans are in store for the CBC building site at the corner of Sackville and South Park Streets, reports the... Read More