Book Review – Sao Paulo: A Graphic Biography/Uma Biografia Gráfica.

Author: Felipe Correa (Texas University Press, 2018) Clocking in at roughly 12.2 million people, the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo is... Read More

A Parkdale airbnb eviction story (but not what you think)

Last week, I learned that my landlords had succeeded in evicting me from my apartment in Parkdale, a beautiful but not inexpensive... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 040, Canadian Cities Vote

Before Canada elects a new federal government, we thought we’d take a look at what the various parties are talking about, or... Read More

Is John Tory’s Housing Now plan crumbling?

In the fall of 2018, Toronto Mayor John Tory promised to deliver 40,000 new units of affordable-housing over the next 12-years. A year... Read More

The missing middle and the case for density transition zones

Over the past 20 years, Toronto has grown by over 500,000 people, even as its neighbourhoods have hollowed-out, with the loss of over... Read More

LORINC: Is Toronto one small step closer to finding the missing middle?

At last week’s Toronto Urban Design Awards, Mayor John Tory announced that the City will launch an “ideas competition” meant to... Read More

Vancouver’s Housing Crisis: A Collaborative Opportunity for Planners and Architects

The time is now. Architects and landscape architects need to be active participants in urban planning and land-use decision-making... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 8

By Way of Conclusions We’ve come a long way, covering a lot of meaningful ground around the city-wide planning process. Like Lynch... Read More

Book Review – Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

Author: Vaclav Smil (MIT Press, 2019) There are few terms as pervasive in discussions about contemporary cities than “growth”. It... Read More

How to build a low-rise apartment building

If you’re in the Bloor and Dufferin neighbourhood a couple of summers from now and happen to head north on Dufferin, just past the... Read More