Book Review – Velotopia: The Production of Cyclespace in Our Minds and Our Cities

Author: Steven Fleming (nai010 publishers, 2017) “No one would say Le Corbusier’s Plan Voisin did good for the world, but we can learn... Read More

Book Review – The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream

Author: Stefan Al (The MIT Press, 2017) The first time I visited Las Vegas, I was quickly taken aback at the structures. I’d just... Read More

The curious state of cycling in Japan

When we look for examples of great cycling cities or countries, we often look to Denmark or the Netherlands. For a good reason, of... Read More

Video Vancouver: Residential streets are too wide. Here’s why.

Via City Beautiful: In many places in the United States, residential streets were as wide as busy city streets. I understand why urban... Read More

Video Vancouver: Why cities are full of uncomfortable benches

Via Vox: That bench won’t be yours forever. When designing urban spaces, city planners have many competing interests to balance... Read More

Book Review – Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking

Author: Eran Ben-Joseph (MIT Press, 2015) Surface parking lots are ever-present in the contemporary city. Moovelab’s incredible... Read More

Video Vancouver: Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?

Via Vox: Shared space designs, explained with 99% Invisible. Some cities in Europe are undergoing a fascinating transformation... Read More

Video Vancouver: Places for People Downtown

Via City of Vancouver: What’s your vision for public space in Downtown Vancouver? Over the summer, the City of Vancouver launched... Read More

Video Vancouver: Alleyway Revitalization

Via Conversation That Matters Re-Imagine Alleys in a major city for just a minute. Can you do it? They’re generally grungy, dark, dank... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 018, The Battle of Portage & Main

In this special episode, we devote our entire time to an issue that’s plagued Winnipeg for nearly 40 years: pedestrians are not... Read More