WWW: Transit Transitions

Innovative on-demand bus service implemented in India The new service has faced legal and operational challenges but presents an... Read More

Release: Free UBC online edX course – Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, April 4th

ECODESIGN FOR CITIES AND SUBURBS A New Free Internet Course Offered on edX by the University of British Columbia Architects, urban... Read More

Yonge Street Mall: The fun and failure of pedestrianizing Toronto’s iconic strip during the 1970s

On June 3, 1971, there was a party on downtown Yonge Street. Around 8pm, following the news that Ontario Premier Bill Davis had... Read More

WWW: Stories of urban infrastructure

Learning from the mistakes of the High Line Planners rethink and reassess how the design of New York City’s High Line park could have... Read More

Sex on Yonge: Examining the decade when Yonge Street was the city’s sin strip

“I take a walk down Yonge Street, where good times are bought and sold.” When folk music great Ian Tyson penned those lines in 1970... Read More

WWW: Unique ideas for navigating the city

Tricking traffic in Cambridge, England Does creating an artificial roundabout to confuse drivers slow traffic or simply cause an... Read More

The lost streets of South Parkdale

No Toronto neighbourhood paid for the Gardiner Expressway quite like Parkdale. Before construction of the lakefront highway in 1958... Read More

WWW: Changing various urban spaces to better serve residents and businesses

How a rural town rebuilt its main street economy from the bottom up With small towns falling on tough economic times, one Mississippi... Read More

Book Review – Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

We popularly tend to think of cities horizontally—as entities that blanket the terrain. This perception has been fostered by the... Read More

Event – Audacity: 9th Annual SCARP Symposium, March 3rd

Audacity: bold ideas for planning communities The School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC is excited to announce our upcoming... Read More