When do we admit that Toronto’s housing crisis is an emergency?

Should the City of Toronto declare a housing and homelessness emergency? Reports on deaths of homeless people, increasing levels of... Read More

The Beautiful Mess of Toronto Laneways, my newest book for Spacing

There is no public space that holds my heart quite like a laneway. When I moved downtown in the mid-1990s I began to wander the city’s... Read More

Transportation tech bros need to listen to the Vision Zero folks

When we talk about Smart Cities, which seems to be all the time now, we hear about tensions between public governance and corporate... Read More

The Future Fix Podcast: Inclusion and a new “smart” campus in Montreal

Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. Three of the... Read More

Toronto could learn a lot about civic engagement from Edmonton and Calgary

Let’s assume that Doug Ford isn’t going to declare himself Premier-for-life and that one day, we will have another Premier and maybe... Read More

LORINC: Jagmeet Singh’s historic campaign

In 1990, Norman Inkster, then the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, recommended to the federal government that Sikh... Read More

Spacing School of Urbanism workshop: DIGITAL CITIES

WHEN: October 25, 2019 WHERE: 197 Spadina Avenue, Lake Ontario Room, 5th floor COST: $125 TICKETS: Buy at the Spacing Store online... Read More

Release: UBC study highlights need to improve health care access in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle

UBC researchers have developed a data science method that analyzes how easily citizens can access hospitals and walk-in health clinics... Read More

It’s complicated — our relationship with Instagram and nature

On a hike to Upper Joffre Lake near Pemberton this summer, I saw a dozen people frozen in the same pose. In one hand, they held out... Read More