Book Review – Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies

Author: Stefan Al (Island Press, 2018) Many of our world’s urban centres lie along the shores of oceans and seas. As areas of rapid... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Covered Playgrounds

Covered playground concept. To enlarge the image, click here. For many Metro Vancouverites, the advent of the rain triggers the... Read More

Guest Op-ed: Building a Waterfront City in Toronto

OP-ED: By City Councillor Joe Cressy Revitalizing our waterfront is the largest and longest-lasting project that we will leave for... Read More

10 Principles for a Rain-Friendly City

It is no secret that it rains a lot in Vancouver. The city sees over 160 rainy days a year – with much of it falling between October... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Beginnings

‘Speculation’ is one of the most suspect words in urban planning and development conversations. With its contemporary economic... Read More

Adam Beck’s monumental “Little Worries”

If you’ve found yourself in downtown Toronto recently, you may have noticed a change to the Adam Beck Memorial, at Queen and... Read More

Urban greenways can reduce neighbourhood carbon emissions

Cities working to prioritize active transportation with the aim of reducing neighbourhood carbon emissions now has some of the first... Read More

REID: Some interesting public furniture in Russia

I recently returned from a trip to several cities in Russia, and wanted to share some interesting public space furniture ideas I... Read More

LORINC: Doug Ford’s un-greening of Ontario

If you take a quick stroll through the Government of Ontario’s air quality tracker site – which I’d recommend doing before it... Read More