Why I revived the Bureau of Municipal Research

Ten years ago, as a grad student researching the history of Toronto’s waterfront, I came across a study, published in 1977, that could... Read More

The need for site-specific works of art

Daniel Young and Christian Giroux’s new public art piece— Three Points Where Two Lines Meet, located at the intersection of Bathurst... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 024, Ontario Votes!

Election day is fast approaching, advanced polls are already open, so let’s talk Ontario. We’re joined by TV... Read More

Writing Vancouver – Smashed Egg Syndrome

SMASHED EGG SYNDROME or How to Make an Omelette If you want to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs. — City of Burnaby... Read More

Writing Vancouver – A Long Story this …

A Long Story this … It was at Quebec and Terminal in 1973, as a young immigrant hitch-hiker, I arrived at the Pacific... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 023, Winning Women

If you can read this, the 2018 Toronto election has begun! Toronto City Council has a problem when it comes to gender parity and... Read More

Release: Living in an apartment with kids? Share your experiences

Via City of Vancouver: The City of Vancouver is seeking input from apartment-dwelling families with children to help plan for spaces... Read More

The “Right to Housing” still not realized in BC – why a constitutional amendment may be needed

Despite recent advocacy, a declaration by our Prime Minister that housing rights are human rights, and a record count of homelessness... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: The Performance of Revolutionary Feasibility at Nuit Blanche

By: Emily Dickson Talking about revolution can feel futile and racy and urgent and faux pas all at once. Monument to the Century of... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 021, Pride & Place

We’re celebrating Black History Month with a special episode. Author and placemaker Jay Pitter is our special guest host, and... Read More