Livability Demands Acceptance

Howard Blackson, Urban Designer and Principal of Placemakers, once said that community character is like pornography: hard to define... Read More

Celebrating Blatchford

Did you know that Blatchford field was the world’s busiest airport during World War II? Or that it was Canada’s first... Read More

This is Edmonton: the Outer Edmonton Project

In January and February of 2013, I drove around the periphery of the southwest corner of Edmonton. Be it driving to work in the area... Read More

This Is Edmonton: Whyte At Night (Part 2)

Whyte Avenue, Edmonton’s south-of-the-river main street, has long been a gathering place. As an eclectic shopping destination... Read More

This is Edmonton: Sun on Whyte (Part 1)

Whyte Avenue, Edmonton’s south-of-the-river main street, has long been a gathering place. As an eclectic shopping destination... Read More

Edmonton’s Suburban Identity

Last week, the Ottawa Citizen published an article highlighting some findings of the research conducted by Professor David Gordon... Read More

50 Years of Sport: The Jasper Place Sports Centre

On August 10, 1963 the Jasper Place Sports Centre (9200 163 Street) opened in the former Town of Jasper Place to much fanfare. The... Read More

Dispatches from the Future of Zoning

Often, zoning does not draw much interest from the urban planning community, but surprisingly, our panel presentation ‘Dispatches From... Read More

When our cars buy stuff

While I do recognize the important role that a reasonable amount of  parking plays in supporting viable retail in our complete... Read More