The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

LORINC: Crombie’s resignation from Greenbelt Council reminds us to look upstream

Of course, the Ford government responded with misdirection and a bit of money. In the wake of David Crombie’s weekend resignation from... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 051, Toronto’s shelter disaster

In this episode, we look at the housing and homelessness crisis that has escalated into a full-blown disaster during the COVID-19... Read More

Video Vancouver: The Missing Middle Mystery

Via About Here Metro Vancouver primarily has two types of housing. High rises or the single family house. What happened to all the... Read More

REID: Piketty and the decline of “dirty mansions”

Toronto’s affordable housing crisis has many facets. One of these many facets is the conversion – or rather, re-conversion – of big... Read More

Student Housing as a Response to the Housing Crisis

The global housing crisis is a challenging and multi-faceted problem. Part of the solution, already successfully employed by... Read More

A case for compassionate design in housing standards at Toronto shelters

For thousands of Toronto residents, housing precarity and homelessness are a lived reality. But for many others, the issue grew... Read More

Parks, policing, and the pandemic

Park People’s national COVID-19 survey shows that parks have become more important than ever to Canadians during the pandemic. While... Read More

Book Review – The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness

Author: Emily Anthes, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2020) We spend most of our lives in buildings. According to... Read More

Video Vancouver: The Amazing Housing Politics of Spider-Man

Pop Culture Urbanism via Pacific Legal Foundation How can Spider-Man possibly afford to live in New York? And how can we make the city... Read More