Smart Technology, and Smarter Communities

Humans are a resilient species. We have reached nearly every corner of the globe and adapted our lifestyles over generations. However... Read More

Space Junk Made in Ottawa

The first human artifacts appeared in space in the late 1950s: strange and beautiful satellites, many of which remain in orbit today... Read More

Video Vancouver: Measuring Magic – Affection

PPS founder Fred Kent shares his insights on affection in public space, including why it matters, what to look for, and how to make it... Read More

Book Review: The Sagrada Familia

Author: Gijs van Hensbergen (Bloomsbury Press, 2017) Giljs van Hensbergen has pulled off a remarkable feat, taming the monstre sacrĂ... Read More

Video Vancouver: Veronica Moss, A.U.T.O. Lobbyist

An oldie but goodie from StreetFilms: Ever wonder what folks working for sustainable transportation at the federal level are up... Read More

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