On Walking and the Future of Cities: An Evening with Jeff Speck

On a balmy Tuesday night I found myself walking towards Lost Lagoon along Alberni Street. I parked my car at a nearby parking garage... Read More

When is efficient too efficient? Tech lessons from the port city of Hamburg

Cities can have ports, and many do. Moreover, successful ports make for thriving cities. But ports are not cities. They are not models... Read More

Notes from Charlottetown

As the new BC/Yukon regional director of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, I recently had the privilege of meeting in June... Read More

Why New West Station’s Plaza 88 is one of a kind

You’ll lose your breath trying to describe Plaza 88. It wraps an elevated SkyTrain station with seven storeys of parking and two... Read More

City politics in the wake of Ontario’s Bill 5 and lessons for Canadian cities

Last week, two things happened that are useful markers for where Toronto sits in the struggle to manage the impact from Bill 5: a... Read More

A City on the cusp: A Torontonian’s visit to Detroit

Claire Stevenson-Blythe is entering her second year in the Master of Science in Planning program at the University of Toronto. Her... Read More

Changing the definition of accessibility

André Darmanin is a recovered transit planner and currently writes on planning and policy issues on his blog — Metro Governance... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 035, Activate

In this episode, we join Thomas McKechnie, playwright and organizer with Foodsters United — a new union working for a fair deal for... Read More

Event – Vancouverism Book Launch + Presentation, June 17th

On Monday, June 17th we will be celebrating international planning and urban design expert Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism... Read More