If a billboard falls in a forest….. (Part 2)

Five weeks ago, I wrote the first installment of this saga which I described at the time as a “shocking tale of procedural inertia... Read More

What Rob Ford can teach us about populism in Canada & some strategies to counter it

EDITOR: We’re pleased to publish this guest post by Frank Cunningham, an emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Political Science... Read More

Across the Ottawa Spaces – 21 July 2014

Among recent commentaries on infrastructure issues across the city’s websites… Eric Darwin notes the development of the le... Read More

RELEASE: UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development Launches New Series of Online Professional Development Workshops

The international UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development has launched a new series of professional development workshops... Read More

Why should open data matter to Edmonton?

I had the honour of providing some opening comments at the Open Data Hack on Saturday, 24 May. If you were not there to catch the... Read More

RELEASE – Murality contest & Jump For Joy Project Photomural

Murality is a non-profit arts organization based in Vancouver with the goal of bringing colour and vitality to once-derelict areas of... Read More

Video Vancouver: STOP. LOOK. DRAW.

On Saturday, June 14, 2014 Hughes Condon Marler Architects and Industrial Brand presented VancouVoyeur as part of the Vancouver Draw... Read More

Spacing Ottawa Tour: Beaver Barracks Community Housing

On Saturday June 21, 2014, a group of 20 Spacing Ottawa readers met to tour the sustainable and socially innovative Beaver Barracks... Read More

Urban resilience and the art of resistance

The day after the kettling at Queen and Spadina, arguably the nadir of the G20, street artist Posterchild went to work. Reminders of... Read More

MESLIN: Ottawa unveils new design for development signs

We often lament the lack of citizen engagement in our cities. But the blame shouldn’t be directed solely at residents, but... Read More