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

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 035, Activate

In this episode, we join Thomas McKechnie, playwright and organizer with Foodsters United — a new union working for a fair deal for... Read More

Release: Gender Equity Strategy 2019 Update

City Council responded strongly to make Vancouver a global leader in advancing gender equity at the council meeting on May 29th... Read More

Event – Vancouverism Book Launch + Presentation, June 17th

On Monday, June 17th we will be celebrating international planning and urban design expert Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism... Read More

The disassembly of a city: Windsor’s Mega-hospital debate should be on every Canadian’s radar

ED: This op-ed by Shane Mitchell regarding Windsor’s “Mega-hospital” debate is a microcosm of the poor land use... Read More

Event – Shaping Vancouver 2019: What’s the Use of Heritage? Conversation #1, May 21st

Shaping Vancouver 2019: What’s the Use of Heritage? Conversation #1: Reshaping Local Places Tuesday, May 21st, 2019: 7-9 PM... Read More

OP-ED: Toronto’s planning needs less politics, not more

Brad Bradford is a Toronto city councillor and former urban planner When I saw Doug Ford’s new planning legislation my first... Read More