EVENT: Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum—May 13-15, Vancouver, BC

Do you work in urban energy? You’re invited to participate in the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum. The pressure on cities and... Read More

PARKS CRISIS conclusion: 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis

In May 2014, council gave the city’s planning team the green light to embark on a three-year planning exercise, branded TOCore, that’s... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 6: Are privately owned public spaces the answer to parks deficit?

Over the next year, City of Toronto politicians and planners will be faced with an unprecedented challenge: how to create amenable... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 5: The system worked (slowly) for a west end park

On a warm spring afternoon, the park on the corner of Sorauren and Wabash avenues in the west Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale looks... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 4: A tale of two parks

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep Over the past few years, the city has seen a handful of examples of park construction that offer... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 3: The perils of cash-in-lieu

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At its final meeting of the fractious 2010-2014 term, City Council gave its blessing to what will become... Read More

Going Wild in Vancouver

I recently met up with David Miller, the President & CEO of WWF-Canada, the Canadian division of the international World Wildlife... Read More

MESLIN: If a billboard falls in a forest… Part 3

Last week a brilliant piece appeared in the New York Times about commercial advertising in public spaces and what the author describes... Read More

Park Summit: Five questions for Assiniboine Park Conservancy’s Kevin Hunter

Toronto Park People’s Park Summit highlights the successes and opportunities of Toronto’s 1600+ parks. This year’s theme, Inspiration... Read More

Park Summit: Five questions for Park Avenue Community Oven’s Ali Shaver

Toronto Park People’s Park Summit highlights the successes and opportunities of Toronto’s 1600+ parks. This year’s theme, Inspiration... Read More