Breaking the Grid: Edmonton’s City Beautiful Plan

Until around the mid-twentieth century, almost all subdivision plans for Edmonton were conceived as a traditional grid of streets and... Read More

Two New Edmonton Interactive Building Age Maps

In the past 24 hours not one but two interesting online interactive maps have been published to explore the age of the city’s... Read More

Edmonton Streets

There’s a little bit of Edmonton in Saskatoon and Smithers, Gatineau and Guelph. In a trailer park in small town Michigan and an... Read More

It’s time to quit hating on pedways

Pedways have been built in cities around the world for the same reason: weather. Most, in places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei... Read More

Book Review: On the Map

On The Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks Author: Simon Garfield, (Gotham Books 2013) Maps show us where... Read More

Cultural Landscapes: Aspen Parkland

When crossing this vast country, there is often the perception that the Canadian prairie landscape is rather homogenous and flat. Such... Read More

“self-made”: finding cultural identity in Chinatown

How do we design for identity? Two weekends ago, I have had the pleasure of attending a small conference within the Chinese community... Read More