Planning for the Long Haul – Bikepacking and the Metro Vancouver Regional Greenways 2050 Plan

Over the last ten years, cycling infrastructure has vastly improved in Metro Vancouver. New bike lanes, pathways, signals, and parking... Read More

Video Vancouver: SMALL PLACES (Beach Avenue Interviews)

Via Nomad Videographer Project The 5th and final video shot in Vancouver! For this one, I collaborated with Kathleen Corey, urban... Read More

In memory: Q&A with Michelle Senayah

Michelle Senayah, co-founder of the Laneway Project and a force behind Open Streets Toronto, died suddenly at the age of 36 earlier... Read More

10 ways for Canadian cities to plan for play

You make a deal with the city where you live to put up with a certain amount of discomfort and nuisance in exchange for being part of... Read More

Fixing Sam’s Road: The urban design disaster of Avenue Road

Avenue Road is the enduring legacy of Sam Cass. Very enduring. Cass was the traffic engineer hired by the new Metro Toronto government... Read More

The Un-Avenues: Integrating new intensity for housing, open spaces, and streets

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model... Read More

Urban Reflections Series: Prologue

June 8th 2015: Adam wakes up to a sunny Monday morning; a blessing any Vancouverite appreciates. He does his daily routine of brushing... Read More

Shining a light on Toronto’s streetlamps

Street lighting is an important, yet overlooked, part of any city’s standard infrastructure. For over seventy years... Read More

Sleuthing a ghost sign on River Street

Ghost signs: The slowly fading hand-painted advertisements that cling to the sides of older buildings, redundantly promoting... Read More

LORINC: The cautionary tale of Rail Deck Park

If Toronto’s Rail Deck Park plan ended up dying in a dense thicket of legalistic land-use planning arguments, it would be fair... Read More