The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto

When Toronto’s first subway line opened in 1954, much of track north of Bloor Street was located in a shallow, open trench. The... Read More

WWW: Improving the viability of bike sharing infrastructure

The high cost of bike shares vs. public transit How can we readjust the pricing of bike shares to be more accessible and economical... Read More

Book Review—Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Author: Nicholas de Monchaux (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Sometimes, you don’t know where you are going until you get there... Read More

Cartographically Speaking: The Politics of Flight

Click here for a larger image. We tend to think of cities in their horizontal dimension—artifacts the spread laterally across the... Read More

WWW: Transportation strategies to accommodate new technology

Sao Paulo’s innovative plan for regulating Uber Regulating alternative transportation services such as Uber has proved to be a... Read More

The Shell Oil Tower is a lost 1950s masterpiece

A little over 30 years ago this winter, one of Toronto’s earliest Modern buildings was pulled to the ground. When the Shell Oil... Read More

How To Pronounce Muttart

Like every place, I suppose, Edmonton has its share of mysteries. Consider the tunnel under Jasper Avenue, the garage castle and the... Read More

LORINC: A watchdog for all those $2 road tolls

During the (only half-finished) debate over John Tory’s road tolls scheme, the mayor offered up what looked mostly like a... Read More

WWW: Rethinking urban space

Designing urban spaces for women How Vienna incorporates gender into public policy and urban planning practices to promote inclusive... Read More

Metrolinx’s suburban plans for an urban transit system

At its last board meeting on December 8, Metrolinx presented an update on the status of 12 new GO Transit rail stations, all located... Read More