Kristen is the magazine’s architecture critic and editor. She is a member of the Doors Open Ottawa Advisory Council and is currently writing a PhD dissertation on popular architecture criticism in Canada, at Carleton University.

Call for submissions: MAQ ‘Young Critic in Architecture’ competition

The Maison de l’architecture du Québec is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the MAQ Young Critic in Architecture... Read More

Urban Scavengers: Ottawa’s ‘Awesome Art Hunt’

If you happened to have been looking in some of Ottawa’s urban nooks and crannies as of late, you may have been surprised to have... Read More

Urban Planet: Metropass? Check. Passport? Check??

While you will not actually need to use your passport when boarding, Istanbul’s new underwater rail line, the first of its kind... Read More

Urban Planet: It takes a village

They say, it takes a village. And that was just the case when it came to getting seven prominent architects to design bus stations for... Read More

Urban Planet: Sheep in the City

If you happened to be in New York’s Chelsea gallery district recently, you may have seen a strange sight. But before you go and... Read More

Urban Planet: Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall turns 10

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Home to the L.A... Read More

Urban Planet: Please seat yourself

The need for pedestrian friendly and walkable cities is well known within urbanism circles, and is quickly becoming apart of the... Read More

Urban Planet: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a… submarine?

The people of Milan woke up to a strange sight on October 1st. As tourists and locals alike walked the streets of the city, they were... Read More

Urban Planet: Facebook’s worker town?

First there was Facebook. Then there was the conceptualized Facebook phone. Next up? Facebook apartments. Following up from last... Read More

Urban Planet: The plight of Paris’ bicyclettes

With recent news of the financial woes of the Bixi bike-share programs in cities across Canada, Paris’ community bike program... Read More