Book Review – The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Authors: Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) It is not a stretch to say that most contemporary urbanists... Read More

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

New Beginnings – Pathways to Commercial Electric Flight

On a clear, brisk morning in December 2019, we got a glimpse of the future of aviation. A DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver seaplane... Read More

The Dufferin Grove Stones and the surprisingly winding trail to discover the origins of mysterious Toronto architectural ruins

Hidden amongst the shrubs of one of Toronto’s best-loved parks lies a collection of architectural ruins – carved stones – recently... Read More

Video Vancouver: The Amazing Housing Politics of Spider-Man

Pop Culture Urbanism via Pacific Legal Foundation How can Spider-Man possibly afford to live in New York? And how can we make the city... Read More

Book Review: The Architecture of Trees

Authors: Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019)  In Italy, most architects know this book and have... Read More

Six-foot City: Conclusion

This series has explored the impacts of doubling the current personal space radius from 3ft (1m) to 6ft (2m) across three everyday... Read More

Six-Foot City: Introduction

Although the recent pandemic has brought to light many important issues, none has been more pervasive than social distancing. Embedded... Read More

REID: Spotting (and reviving?) the neighbourhood corner commercial building

Like so many people during the current pandemic lockdown, I’ve started to get to know my neighbourhood much more closely on... Read More