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

Saint John and the metropolitan problem

I recently completed my PhD in Sociology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. The topic of my dissertation was the... 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

Book Review: Scaling Infrastructure

Author: MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) holds a... Read More

Towers in Communities: How High is Too High?

My Vancouver eastside neighbourhood of Commercial Drive was featured in the media recently for opposing another “high-rise” tower... Read More

Vancouver Neighbourhood Population Change, 1971-2006

Cities are constantly transforming. Although we often focus on the most visible signs of change—new buildings and reconstructed public... 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

A Downtown for Everyone

There are more places to live in Downtown Edmonton than ever before. As part of this revitalization, the City is campaigning that it... Read More