Mapping defensive urban design in Toronto

What if you found out your neighbourhood public park may not be as welcoming as you thought? Over a few weekends in June, teams of... Read More

When is efficient too efficient? Tech lessons from the port city of Hamburg

Cities can have ports, and many do. Moreover, successful ports make for thriving cities. But ports are not cities. They are not models... Read More

Notes from Charlottetown

As the new BC/Yukon regional director of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, I recently had the privilege of meeting in June... Read More

Analysis: the permanent King Street transit way is a model for all Toronto

The Toronto Streetcar, older or newer type, is an ever-present symbol of the city. The red, black and white TTC colours trundle along... Read More

LORINC: Celebration and Toronto’s Public Space Moment

The hundreds of thousands of soccer fans spilling onto St. Clair West after Italy’s 1982 World Cup victory marked a turning point for... Read More

Video Vancouver: Grandma On The Move

Via City of Vancouver: Commissioned by the City of Vancouver, Grandma on the Move, features award-winning children’s entertainers... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More

Video Vancouver: Life on a Dutch Woonerf (Living Street)

Via Streetfilms When I posted on Facebook that I was headed to The Netherlands once again to visit (for my first time) to Utrecht, as... Read More

Event – Vancouverism Book Launch + Presentation, June 17th

On Monday, June 17th we will be celebrating international planning and urban design expert Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism... Read More

RAIC Metro Vancouver – Built City Speaker Series

Guest Contributor:  Gloria Venczel As the Thought Leader these past 3 years for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Metro... Read More