LORINC: Is Toronto missing the middle or missing the mark on housing?

A thought experiment: Imagine Toronto is a big city experiencing a housing affordability crisis and steadily worsening polarization... Read More

LORINC: Council fails accountability test on defunding the police

For all the heat and light generated by Monday’s debate over defunding or detasking the police, the compromise — or compromised... Read More

Bentham’s City: An Urban Monograph of Vancouver City Hall

[Editor’s Note: This piece was published over a decade ago—in what would eventually become Spacing Vancouver. In light of the... Read More

LORINC: The pandemic is about cities

Viruses, in the abstract, don’t care much about their host organisms, beyond the latter’s on-board, physiological defenses. Yet it’s... Read More

THOMPSON: Saunders’ departure won’t fix the problem of policing in Toronto

What can be said about chief Mark Saunders’ sudden departure from the Toronto Police Service (TPS)? In truth, I am neither happy nor... Read More

LORINC: Police can’t find road to reform even when given a map

Would Regis Korchinski-Paquet be alive today if the Toronto Police Service (TPS) had adopted the recommendations of a sweeping 2014... Read More

Six-foot City: Conclusion

This series has explored the impacts of doubling the current personal space radius from 3ft (1m) to 6ft (2m) across three everyday... Read More

Six-foot City: Public Transit

Anybody who has experienced a well-used public transit system during rush hour knows that relaxing their ‘personal space bubbles’ to a... Read More

Post-pandemic economic recovery requires strong public transit

The job losses and damage to many retail businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic and related mobility restrictions mean that Toronto and... Read More

Six-Foot City: Introduction

Although the recent pandemic has brought to light many important issues, none has been more pervasive than social distancing. Embedded... Read More