Book Review: Atlas of Cities

Editor: Paul Knox (Princeton University Press, 2014) With cities at the centre of all major global phenomena—from climate change to... Read More

OP-ED: Does Canada need a federal infrastructure agency?

This week, Spacing is publishing three columns about the proposed $35 billion Canada Infrastructure Bank, which was proposed as part... Read More

Housing as a Human Right: Miloon Kothari at the MOV

When Fidel Castro took power over Cuba, the country experienced major changes in its housing policies. Evictions of tenants were... Read More

Toronto’s strange climate change plan in the age of Trump

When U.S. president Donald Trump announced last week that he’d decided to abandon the historic Paris Accord, national and sub-national... Read More

LORINC: The politics of the minimum wage

One of the more curious differences between the powers of American and Canadian cities has to do with the former’s ability — and... Read More

LORINC: No relief in sight when it comes to subways and politics

In the bonfire of the vanities that is transit politics in Greater Toronto, it is often difficult to identify who is the biggest bozo... Read More

Book Review – Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory

Author: Charles Waldheim (Princeton University Press, 2016) It goes without saying that despite its contemporary meaning, practice of... Read More

A new low for the Scarborough Subway champion

For 2016’s annual Torontoist Heroes and Villains feature, I nominated Toronto Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Ward 38... Read More

Book Review – Medieval Cities: Their Origins and The Revival of Trade

Author: Henri Pirenne (Princeton University Press, 2014) The late fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett once stated: “If you do not know... Read More

10 Common Ground Principles for Affordable Housing

When it comes to affordable housing, are there some principles we can all agree on? Last year, Generation Squeeze – a political... Read More