LORINC: Does TCHC even know the extent of its fire risk? Part III

Just two weeks after Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) agreed to a $100,000 fine in the deaths of four seniors trapped in a fire in one... Read More

LORINC: How safe are Toronto’s high-rises? Part II

In the aftermath of the Grenfell blaze that killed a still undetermined number of Londoners, many people in Toronto began asking the... Read More

LORINC: Are Toronto’s high-rises safe for seniors? Part I

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on the challenges faced by residents of Toronto Community Housing Marjorie MacMillan, a retiree who... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

To Jane Jacob’s three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds... Read More

Book Review: Atlas of Cities

Editor: Paul Knox (Princeton University Press, 2014) With cities at the centre of all major global phenomena—from climate change to... Read More

Housing as a Human Right: Miloon Kothari at the MOV

When Fidel Castro took power over Cuba, the country experienced major changes in its housing policies. Evictions of tenants were... Read More

Event: The Big Conversation—The Future of Housing in Vancouver, June 17th

Via City of Vancouver: City invites public to join the big conversation to help shape new housing strategy Date: July 17, 2017... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 012, Priorities

In this episode, we take you to the Ten Year Tent City in Vancouver, where residents are protesting the lack of affordable housing in... Read More

Vienna Model: Lessons of Inclusivity

Cities can be entities of inspiration for other cities to do better. While Vancouver is a haven for real estate developers... Read More

Visual Thoughts #64

Last VT image: Highway underpass – Coquitlam, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He... Read More