COVID RECOVERY: Timid bus priority plan in Toronto needs to be bigger & bolder

This week, the Executive Committee of Toronto City Council is considering a motion to prioritize public transit on select roadways... Read More

REID: The beginning of the end for rush hour curb lanes?

One of the distinctive and ubiquitous characteristics of main streets in the older parts of Toronto is the rush hour curb lane. For... Read More

A how-to guide to redesign city streets during and after COVID

In cities the world over, streets are being repurposed for people walking, cycling, and simply spending time outside. First Milan... Read More

IN LIEU OF A LOO: Going out and ‘going’ during a pandemic

The weather is warming. The sun is shining. COVID-19 cases are on the downturn. And stores and cafes are blinking back to life after... Read More

Cities and their streetcars: my top ten favourite spots

One of the best ways to get to know a city is through its public transit network. I’ve spent many years exploring cities through their... Read More

The unexpected potential of pandemic parking lots

From my living room window, I can see a church parking lot. Services are now streamed so it no longer fills up on Sunday mornings but... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 045, What matters in a pandemic

In a time of snitch lines, and shuttered park space, we dive into what we’re prioritizing in this pandemic, and what, and... Read More

Video Vancouver: Life in Lockdown

Douglas Quan was getting a little stir-crazy at home last weekend so he decided to go out and shoot a video. Music... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 043, We are the public realm

In this episode, we talk about public space issues of the past, present, and future. Spacing Publisher Matthew Blackett tells us how... Read More

Book Review: Soft City

Author: David Sim (Island Press, 2019) Bringing the soft back to cities Cities are often caricatured as hard and harsh. Concrete... Read More