Erin O’Connell is an urban planner who has worked in both the private and public sectors. She enjoys thinking about urban design, cycling to work, and wandering around her local hood.

O’CONNELL: Sidewalk Menace, or One Less Car?

A few months ago I entered the glorious world of motherhood.  While the first couple months were a bit of a blur, sleep has finally... Read More

What South Beach is Doing Right

[flickrslideshow acct_name=”spacing” id=”72157626470839628″] I was recently in South Beach, Miami and having... Read More

Our urban environment is over-fenced

Do good fences really make good neighbours? We’re into the depths of winter and for those of us who love being outside without 14... Read More

The Resurgence of the Front Porch

Erin O’Connell is an urban planner who has worked in both the private and public sectors. She enjoys thinking about urban design... Read More