City and Campus

Academic institutions have an interesting relationship with cities. While campuses across the country strive to develop a nurturing... Read More

Blatchford: A radio documentary

With the recent changes to the plan for Blatchford, the new neighbourhood planned for Edmonton’s City Centre Airport lands, I... Read More

The Paramount Importance of Spring Cleaning

Spring is here at last! The season of rebirth, renewal, and… demolition? Yes. It seems that, here in Edmonton, spring has not... Read More

Whither the urban car lot?

David Mussell, the general manager of Don Wheaton Motors on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue, says “the tendency [for car dealerships] is to... Read More

Induced Demand: How Edmonton Can Undermine Its LRT Investment

The proposed widening of 75th Street to six lanes as part of the southeast LRT project was recently discussed in an article in the... Read More

Retail Spaces Sell Cities

Most denizens, visitors and armchair urbanists casually acquainted with the works of Jane Jacobs would agree that the City of... 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

The Edmonton Streetcar and Its Urban Form: Part 1

Jasper Avenue, Whyte Avenue, 124th Street, Alberta Avenue, 95th Street, 97th Street, 109th Street.  What do all of these streets share... Read More

Edmonton Today: Street Laundromat