The Tower Default

“Hell is paved with good intentions.” ― Samuel Johnson “But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to... Read More

The Overhead: Fixing the housing market

Spacing and the Balanced Supply of Housing research node proudly present The Overhead: Understanding Canada’s Affordable Housing... Read More

Book Review: Architecture of Normal – The Colonization of the American Landscape

Written by Daniel Kaven, Birkhäuser Verlag, 2022 In the weeks leading up to my 40th birthday, I took an epic road trip. I drove east... Read More

A Better Broadway Plan: Radical Pro-Affordability

It’s not a good week to be a member of Vancouver City Council. Confronted with a final decision on the Broadway Plan, and now brutally... Read More

Where Did Vancouver’s Children Go?

What happened to all the kids? In Metro Vancouver, the senior population is growing over six times faster than the region’s number of... Read More

This weekend: Jane’s Walk Festival + Provocation Ideas Festival

Urban activist Jane Jacobs’ birthday is this week (May 4) and many Torontonians will be celebrating by attending the Jane’s Walk... Read More

Book Review: 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

Written by Aaron Betsky and Gideon Fink Shapiro, Rizzoli Books, 2021 This book presents the work and imaginings of this iconic... Read More

The Overhead: Non-market housing solutions

Spacing and the Balanced Supply of Housing research node proudly present The Overhead: Understanding Canada’s Affordable Housing... Read More

LORINC: The back-channel lobbying of residents’ associations

Should residents’ associations be required to register as lobbyists? This loaded question, as it turns out, was canvassed, sort... Read More

REID: Shadows and light – a longstanding debate

It’s an argument, it turns out, that has been going on for centuries. When new tall or mid-rise buildings are discussed, one of the... Read More