LORINC: New residential density plans a small step in right direction

Toronto council today took one small step towards a more rational and potentially more equitable residential land use planning policy... Read More

On Walking and the Future of Cities: An Evening with Jeff Speck

On a balmy Tuesday night I found myself walking towards Lost Lagoon along Alberni Street. I parked my car at a nearby parking garage... Read More

ROBINSON: How does government fit into smart city plans?

In the 48 hours since Sidewalk Labs’ Master Innovation and Development Plan dropped, we have all been working our way through its 1524... Read More

LORINC: Sidewalk Labs and the problem of smart city governance

On page 222 of the least jazzy of Sidewalk Lab’s four-volume magnum opus outlining its plan for Quayside-plus is the first of a series... Read More

LORINC: The myth of the city charter

Midtown city councillor Josh Matlow’s packed public meeting this week, convened to whip up support for charter status for Toronto, may... Read More

City politics in the wake of Ontario’s Bill 5 and lessons for Canadian cities

Last week, two things happened that are useful markers for where Toronto sits in the struggle to manage the impact from Bill 5: a... Read More

LORINC: Welcome to the post-civic engagement era

With the landslide of hostile omnibus legislation spewing out of Queen’s Park this spring, I found myself wondering whether Doug Ford... Read More

REID: Embedding municipal government in the constitution

Premier Doug Ford’s sudden and arbitrary interference in the 2018 Toronto municipal election – and the preliminary court decision that... Read More

LORINC: Ford Nation’s growth plan cruises across the finish line

Now that Mayor John Tory has put the muzzle back on his political attack puppy, it’s safe to conclude that nothing else stands between... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More