Book Review – Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale (Chelsea Green, 2017) Reading Human Scale Revisited by Kirkpatrick Sale from Athens, Greece during a global... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 048, Safety and wellbeing in Edmonton

In this episode, Natasha Henry, president of the Ontario Black History Society, tells us about the importance of August 1st... Read More

Apology, Truth, and Reparations: The overdue reckoning with Canada’s slave past

This essay is a sequel to Natasha Henry’s account of the history of enslavement of Black people in Canada prior to 1834, published in... Read More

The connections between public art and activism

In this moment of social and political upheaval, as protesters demand racial justice in response to police brutality and systemic... Read More

Book Review: Draw In Order To See

Author: Mark Hewitt (ORO Editions, 2020) Visualizing one’s ideas is a well known standard in the design fields. Thinking visually is... Read More

Book Review: McIntyre House

UBC SALA West Coast Modern House Series Written by Sherry McKay, Preface by Douglas Coupland (ORO Editions 2020)  I miss that people... Read More

SPACING’S NEW BOOK: Remnants of Mid-Century Toronto

WHAT: Remnants of Mid-Century Toronto, photos by Vik Pahwa, edited by Matthew Blackett COST: $25 / use midcenturylove during checkout... Read More

Bentham’s City: An Urban Monograph of Vancouver City Hall

[Editor’s Note: This piece was published over a decade ago—in what would eventually become Spacing Vancouver. In light of the... Read More

LORINC: What’s in a street name? Dundas and other uncomfortable truths about our city

The street where I live, near St. Clair West and Christie, was originally called Victoria after it was carved out of a farmer’s field... Read More

Six-foot City: Conclusion

This series has explored the impacts of doubling the current personal space radius from 3ft (1m) to 6ft (2m) across three everyday... Read More