“Canstruction” delivers big for Toronto’s food banks

I’m standing in front of a large pile of yellow cans of fruit — cherries, peaches, fruit salad — that has been designed and shaped to... Read More

UrbSanity: Architecture, more than we picture

What is architecture and who is an architect? We all sort of know but sort of don’t. I have been studying, designing, and writing... Read More

Placemaking in your pocket: Releasing the potential of Ottawa’s public spaces

Citizen’s Academy and architect initiative Atelier Ruderal are inviting Ottawans to come learn about community placemaking and how to... Read More

10 Tips for Blogging About Cities

In January, I was invited by the National Capital Commission in Ottawa to speak about urbanism and blogging. It challenged me to... Read More

Jane’s Walk Ottawa-Gatineau, May 6-8

Citizen-led walking tours towards community-based city building. Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours... Read More

Vietnam War Resistance in Vancouver

Between 1964-1973, an estimated 100,000 Americans left the United States for Canada to avoid the Vietnam draft or protest the war... Read More

UrbSanity: Kiwi consultation lessons

Now that we are a couple months removed from the public presentations and consultation process for the redevelopment of Lebreton Flats... Read More

Video Vancouver: Downtown Vancouver Re-Imagined

What will downtown Vancouver be like in 2040? The Downtown Vancouver BIA asked over 11,000 people who live, work, and visit downtown... Read More

MESLIN: Digital megaboard proposed for West Don park corridor

UPDATE:  68 letters were sent to the Committee, in opposition to the billboard proposal (you can read them all, at the bottom of this... Read More

UrbSanity: LeBreton falls flat on vision and process

While the National Capital Commission was pleased to announce the success of their public consultation with nearly 8,000 responses to... Read More