The delicate dance of governing Sidewalk Lab’s Quayside project

Three-and-a-half months after The Great Re-Set trimmed the sails of everyone’s favorite smart city villain, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan... Read More

Vancouver’s Rents and Incomes: A Critical Analysis

Our housing crisis is fundamentally a rental crisis. As such, it’s important to keep the numbers straight so that we can better focus... Read More

Understanding Affordability: A Partial Picture

Click here to enlarge the graph. Fair and affordable housing is a basic right for all New Yorkers and all Americans. Nydia Velazquez... Read More

In defense of Toronto becoming a charter city

This column is in response to Professor Zack Taylor’s analysis of Toronto becoming a Charter City on Spacing In an opinion... Read More

Release: Save Ron Thom’s 1962 Forrest House in West Vancouver Petition

Please sign this petition to save the famous Canadian architect Ron Thom’s 1962 Forrest House in West Vancouver which is slated... Read More

LORINC: John Tory’s tax hike and the myth of the electoral mandate

In his column on the weekend, the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee took Mayor John Tory to task for committing an electoral... Read More

LORINC: What exactly does ‘affordable housing’ mean in Toronto?

With the unveiling yesterday of the City’s ten-year “Housing Opportunities Toronto” (HOT) action plan, Mayor John Tory and city... Read More

Dear Toronto: We need to talk about city charters

Is the answer to Toronto’s problems a city charter? According to the aptly named Charter City Toronto, it is. From my perspective, the... Read More

Transportation tech bros need to listen to the Vision Zero folks

When we talk about Smart Cities, which seems to be all the time now, we hear about tensions between public governance and corporate... Read More

Housing Central 2019: Creating A Culture of Belonging and Inclusion

This year’s Housing Central Conference may have been the most comprehensive, versatile and multifaceted to date. From Sunday... Read More