LORINC: The paradox of the City’s new sidewalk snow removal program

A question for the immediate aftermath of the heaviest snowstorm in ten years: Following years of resident complaints and half-hearted... Read More

Vancouver Needs Way More Co-ops. Here’s How to Get Them

The cost of housing has reached a crisis point in Vancouver, with no clear agreement on what to do about it. Which made it a rare... Read More

LORINC: Is the City of Toronto’s buffed up climate plan just hot air?

I’ve expressed this frustration before (here and here), and I suspect I’ll express it again: watching Toronto City... Read More

Regent Park Revitalization: A Progress Report by Spacing

Beginning this week, Toronto Community Housing Corp. (TCHC) and Tridel formally commence a public consultation process that marks the... Read More

LORINC: The Revenge of the Market Urbanists

Here’s a tale of two cities… In the City of Toronto (pop. 2.8 million), there are about 1.1 million private dwellings, and... Read More

Deconstructing Visuals 2.0

It’s been 10 months since I wrote Deconstructing Visuals. Within that piece, I argued that the architectural profession’s dominion... Read More

Smart city in a post-pandemic world: Small-scale, green, and over-policed

On the face of it, the smart city market is bleeding. In May 2020, Alphabet pulled the plug on Sidewalk Toronto, the company’s... Read More

Vancouver Plan – An Opportunity for Climate Input

The City of Vancouver is in the midst of the next phase of engagement for the Vancouver Plan, a planning process that will ultimately... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 061, Community sports and urban farming

In this episode, we follow up on the municipal elections in Edmonton and Calgary, with a bit of a rant about rooming houses. Then, we... Read More

LORINC: Unanswered questions about John Tory and the Rogers Centre

Questions about Mayor John Tory’s relationship with Rogers Communications Inc. have dogged him since even before he was elected mayor... Read More