Book Review – State of the World: Can a City Be Sustainable?

Author: Worldwatch Institute (Island Press, 2016) Every year since I started writing for Spacing, I have found myself anxiously... Read More

The life and death of Peter Dickinson and The Inn on the Park

Peter Dickinson was dying when he designed the Inn on the Park. From a bed in Mount Sinai hospital, his body weakened from cancer... Read More

Uber and the Automated Car: A Slow Unveiling of our Transportation Future – Part 2

In Part One of Uber and the Automated Car we learned a brief overview of Uber’s model, and began to look at the sharing... Read More

Uber and the Automated Car: A Slow Unveiling of our Transportation Future – Part 1

Think for a second on the advances that have been made for personal transportation since the automobile overtook horse drawn carriages... Read More

Toronto’s Summerville pool is a slice of the Mediterranean

It’s easy to overlook the Donald D. Summerville Olympic Pools. Despite its sturdy presence on Lake Shore Boulevard East, the... Read More

RELEASE: City appoints Gil Kelley as the General Manager of Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability

City of Vancouver News Release: “Gil’s extensive experience in cities like San Francisco and Portland is highly valuable at a... Read More

Equity, Risk Taking, and Active Transportation: Lessons from Jerusalem

­­­­­­ This post by Michelle Kearns is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of... Read More

The sidepath: a solution for suburban cycling infrastructure

On busy suburban roads, sidepaths offer an appealing alternative to installing bike lanes. But where they have been implemented, there... Read More

How to Build Safer Cities for LGBTQ Residents

For many marginalized groups, ‘public safety’ is never assumed. Recent debates on bathroom access for trans people, accounts of police... Read More

Rethinking parking in Edmonton

It would seem to be an article of faith in Edmonton that having plentiful and cheap inner city parking is an absolute necessity. As... Read More