LORINC: Toronto’s road safety shame

LEIPZIG, GERMANY, reporting from the International Transport Forum  — The contrast could scarcely be starker: with yet another death... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs’s district energy gambit

Within the next week or so, Sidewalk Labs will sign contracts with two as-yet unnamed engineering firms tasked with figuring out one... Read More

LORINC: Ford’s transit promises have nothing to do with transit

Do. Not. Be. Distracted. By. The. Shiny. Object. I speak, of course, about Doug Ford’s promise to spend $5 billion on transit, on top... Read More

Book Review: The Urban Revolution

Author: Henri Lefebvre, foreword by Neil Smith, Translated by Robert Bononno (University of Minnesota Press, 2003) The concept of the... Read More

Writing Vancouver – Smashed Egg Syndrome

SMASHED EGG SYNDROME or How to Make an Omelette If you want to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs. — City of Burnaby... Read More

Book Review – Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession

Author: Reinier de Graaf (Harvard University Press, 2017) Architecture is a strange discipline, full of contradictions: it is at once... Read More

Writing Vancouver – A Long Story this …

A Long Story this … It was at Quebec and Terminal in 1973, as a young immigrant hitch-hiker, I arrived at the Pacific... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 023, Winning Women

If you can read this, the 2018 Toronto election has begun! Toronto City Council has a problem when it comes to gender parity and... Read More

The roots of Doug Ford’s white saviour complex

Race can be an awkward topic of discussion, especially if raised by a Black person. In this instance, some people can interpret the... Read More

What Airbnb is doing to Toronto’s rental apartment market

As housing prices continue to soar in major cities across the world, Airbnb’s profits are following suit. This is not a coincidence... Read More