Video Vancouver: Do our cities still work?

Over the last century, cities have been designed to accommodate the automobile. So, how do we redesign them to benefit people... Read More

Book Review – Planning for Community Resilience: A Handbook for Reducing Vulnerability to Disasters

Authors: Jamie Hicks Masterson, Walter Gillis Peacock, Shannon S. Van Zandt, Himanshu Grover, Lori Feild Schwarz, John T. Cooper, Jr... Read More

The new American streetcar: A visit to Detroit, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Tampa

Cross-posted from Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog I recently went on a short vacation, driving down Highway... Read More

LRT Trillium Line Extension enters Stage 2

The second open house for the Stage 2 project’s Trillium Line took place last Thursday night at the St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall in... Read More

The great Toronto bridge swap of 1928

The Canadian Pacific Railway had two 243-ton problems in early 1928. Its two newest and most powerful locomotives were due to be ready... Read More

The horror of the Rupert Hotel fire still lingers

The fire had been burning out of control at the Rupert Hotel for 17 minutes before someone called 911. As flames and acrid smoke... Read More

The Building Blocks of Bike Culture: Social Engagement and Promotional Strategies

When it comes to building a bike culture, we here in Canada often look upon the “live-work velodromes” of Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – Criminal Topography: Residential Break and Enter, 2007

Authors: Erick Villagomez & Eric Stockand  Cities are well known as engines of innovation, creativity and wealth. However, they... Read More

To press or not to press: a guide to pedestrian buttons

I’ve seen a few inquiries recently by people who noticed pedestrian signal push-buttons being installed at major intersections... Read More

The slow and deadly evolution of Toronto’s crosswalks

Crossing the street in Toronto has been a potentially deadly challenge for almost a century. Until the 1950s, when the number of... Read More