Cartographically Speaking – CoV Elementary School Capacity vs Child Population by Neighbourhood

Click here to see an enlarged version. In September 2016, I unexpectedly received an email from a concerned Vancouverite. She had read... Read More

The curious state of cycling in Japan

When we look for examples of great cycling cities or countries, we often look to Denmark or the Netherlands. For a good reason, of... Read More

Book Review – Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking

Author: Eran Ben-Joseph (MIT Press, 2015) Surface parking lots are ever-present in the contemporary city. Moovelab’s incredible... Read More

A Vancouver Parable: False Prophets, Green Illusions and Vanishing Neighbourhoods

A stroll along Vancouver’s Broadway west of Macdonald offers the pedestrian many small, engaging storefronts. The low awnings provide... Read More

Vancouver’s Built Legacy: Transitioning a DTES Jail to Affordable Living

Steps from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside police headquarters, stands a former jail that once haunted the community even beyond its... Read More

Third Wave Coffee—How Vancouver is celebrating its Coffee Culture at the Beanstock Festival

Since the emergence of coffee chains starting with Starbucks, coffee has become more than a consumer product; it has developed into a... Read More

Book Review – Infrastructural Ecologies: Alternative Development Models for Emerging Economies

Authors: Hillary Brown and Byron Stigge (The MIT Press, 2017) *** The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (2015), along with... Read More

Building Resilience, One Block at a Time

For several years, I lived on a residential street near Danforth Avenue (Greek Town) in Toronto. It was a welcoming street of older... Read More

Book Review: The Visual Biography of Color

Author: Frank Jacobus (ORO Editions, 2016) Like so many wonderful facets of world that permeate our lives, colour is often taken for... Read More

Film Review: BIG Time

Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder Not often does Spacing have the opportunity to review a movie receiving its North American premier... Read More