EVENT: The City as Laboratory

WHAT: The City as Laboratory (TEDxYMCAAcademy 2015) WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 12pm-2pm WHERE: Toronto-Central Grosvenor Street YMCA... Read More

City of Vancouver Homeless Count 2015

It is once again that time of year when the City of Vancouver conducts their Annual Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver. As an ongoing... Read More

MESLIN: If a billboard falls in a forest… Part 3

Last week a brilliant piece appeared in the New York Times about commercial advertising in public spaces and what the author describes... Read More

Book Review: Tactical Urbanism

Author: Mike Lydon and Anthony Garcia (Island Press, 2015)  tac·ti·cal adjective \ˈtak-ti-kəl\: “of or relating to small-scale... Read More

9 things to take away from national Park Summit

The theme of the 2015 Toronto Park Summit was sharing insight on park successes and challenges from across Canada. We spoke to the... Read More

Reflections on Planning Grandview-Woodland

Although I live near Norquay Park, I have a strong connection to Grandview-Woodland. Ever since I moved to the east side in 2004, both... Read More

What does a Starbucks in Jean Talon Market Say About our Urban Landscape?

An online petition to counter the opening of a Starbucks at Marché Jean-Talon has accumulated more than 4000 signatures in less than... Read More

New Old City

Edmonton’s built heritage has been front and centre a lot over the last several months and in recent weeks the possible... Read More

A New Plan Particulier for the East Plateau

The mostly residential eastern Plateau (the area between Papineau and Hogan streets) is characterised by an abundance of plex housing... Read More

MESLIN: Connecting the Dots – Exposing the influence of lobbyists at City Hall

Five years ago, Toronto City Council banned all corporate and union contributions for municipal election campaigns. This was supposed... Read More