The demise of the first “air rights” project in Toronto

When Toronto’s first subway line opened in 1954, much of track north of Bloor Street was located in a shallow, open trench. The... Read More

WWW: How global cities are adopting new technologies to improve their livability

From highline to lowline: New York City approves the world’s first underground park Faced with the success of the Manhattan Highline... Read More

Book Review—Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Author: Robert Kanigel (Knopf , 2016) Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs is the first significant biography of the woman who... Read More

WWW: Transportation strategies to accommodate new technology

Sao Paulo’s innovative plan for regulating Uber Regulating alternative transportation services such as Uber has proved to be a... Read More

The Shell Oil Tower is a lost 1950s masterpiece

A little over 30 years ago this winter, one of Toronto’s earliest Modern buildings was pulled to the ground. When the Shell Oil... Read More

WWW: Making art functional in cities around the world

Alleys to Art A neighborhood in Philadelphia has transformed a formerly derelict alleyway into a work of art by installing a glowing... Read More

WWW: Rethinking urban space

Designing urban spaces for women How Vienna incorporates gender into public policy and urban planning practices to promote inclusive... Read More

Visual Thoughts #60

Last VT image: Snowy intersection in East Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Visual Thoughts #59

Last VT image: Building on Terminal Avenue, Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Book Review – Infrastructural Monument

Author: MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Infrastructural Monument presented the products of a... Read More