The curious state of cycling in Japan

When we look for examples of great cycling cities or countries, we often look to Denmark or the Netherlands. For a good reason, of... Read More

Book Review – Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking

Author: Eran Ben-Joseph (MIT Press, 2015) Surface parking lots are ever-present in the contemporary city. Moovelab’s incredible... Read More

Computer love: Toronto’s first electronic dates

Bill McNeil and Judy Perry were among the first people ever fixed up by a computer. In 1957, three decades before the first dating... Read More

Book Review – Villages in the City: A Guide to South China’s Informal Settlements

Editor: Stefan Al (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014) Although writing and research on informal settlements has increased... Read More

Video Vancouver: One Shared House 2030

Via Dezeen: This video shows the online platform that IKEA’s external innovation lab Space10 has for researching and developing... Read More

Video Vancouver: The Neonbender

Via Telus STORYHIVE: Vancouver was once famous for its bright neon boulevards. In this episode, we’ll meet a neon sign maker who is... Read More

Video Vancouver: Boxes | Let’s Unlock Cities

Via Uber: Watch what happens when boxes overflow a city to the point of hilarity. Imagine if they were cars… #ridetogether... Read More

Video Vancouver: Time Lapse – Commercial-Broadway Station Walkway Installation

Via Translink: Over the September 30 and October 1 weekend, crews successfully lifted into place the steel frame for the new overhead... Read More

Book Review – Big City Bees

How do city kids relate to the seasons and to where their food comes from? Their connection to nature can be just as rich and deep as... Read More

EVENT: Toronto’s Psychogeography, Spaces, and Places Discussion – Sat Nov 4th

Editor: This is a guest post by Parker Kay WHAT: Pumice Raft Art Talk #2 – Toronto’s Psychogeography, Spaces, and Places –... Read More