Placemaking beyond the River Valley: Part II

In my previous post, I talked about the need for quality public spaces outside of the river valley and ravines. Not all Edmontonians... Read More

Placemaking beyond the River Valley: Part I

Like every other Edmontonian, I love the river valley. Without doubt, it’s the main physical feature that defines our city. This... Read More

Let it snow! Winter and city building.

Despite the pain of plowing through roads and sidewalks, snow can be very useful. In fact, its presence is critical to the survival of... 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

Circular History

Traffic circles are a distinctive part of Edmonton’s history. Common in Europe, circles were rare in North America, especially out... Read More

Higher Aspirations: of Skylines and Sight Lines

Sky. When I talk with Edmontonians-away-from-home about what we miss most about the city, the answer is almost always the same: the... Read More

Skyscraper Envy?

Do skyscrapers ever grow tired Of holding themselves up high? Do they ever shiver on frosty nights With their tops against the sky? Do... Read More

Does a skyline tell a story?

Despite the focus on the phallic-obsessed competition of “which city has more skyscrapers” or “whose tower is... Read More

Summer at Churchill Square

Churchill square is Edmonton’s prime downtown public space. However, it still has the capacity for exponential growth regardless of... Read More