Book Review – Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places

Author:  Jeff Speck (Island Press, 2018) When I reviewed Walkable City, the precursor to this book by Jeff Speck in 2013, I was in a... Read More

Uh oh. I’m a Planner and Planning Makes Housing More Expensive

Thank Andy Yan for throwing yet another rock into the placid pond of our taken for granted assumptions. As someone who advocates... Read More

Jackie Shane and archive anger

Jackie Shane (b. May 15, 1940; d. February 22, 2019) is gone, and this time it’s true. I say ‘this time’ because after Jackie left... Read More

Ford, Sidewalk Labs, and all the moving parts on Toronto’s waterfront

Through his brief career as a city councillor and now as premier, Doug Ford has returned repeatedly to the fantasy that the private... Read More

Designing streets for a new kind of delivery vehicle

E-commerce is driving the growth of the last-mile delivery industry, the step of delivery from distribution center to customer... Read More

Did the Sidewalk Labs plot just thicken, or is the story coming to an end?

A series of exposés in recent days, in both The Toronto Star and the National Observer, revealed that Sidewalk Labs has retained a... Read More

CodeRedTO Op Ed: Does Toronto transit need an upload? Or a download?

By Cameron MacLeod There’s been significant discussion on changing the regional transit org chart recently. Unfortunately, this hasn’t... Read More

Doug Ford’s TTC subway upload and Margaret Thatcher’s cautionary tale

As the province contemplates major structural change to Toronto’s transit system, I want to offer London’s rocky history... Read More

Book Review – Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies

Author: Stefan Al (Island Press, 2018) Many of our world’s urban centres lie along the shores of oceans and seas. As areas of rapid... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More