Shaping Portland Street: Downtown Dartmouth’s Draft Design Manual

Dartmouth – What started as a response to the lack of guidance about what height was appropriate in Downtown Dartmouth has... Read More

Video Vancouver: What is Urban Planning?

What is Urban Planning to you? Share your thoughts with us at Created by: Dan Sommerville &... Read More

Imagining Edmonton’s Main Street

Jasper Avenue is said to be Edmonton’s main street. But what does that mean? Its multiple uses–as destination and as... Read More

Book Review – Site Specific

Editor: Karen Forbes (ORO Editions, 2015) Site Specific: Conversations with Peter Zumthor, Steven Holl, Róisín Heneghan, Bjarne... Read More

Water Urbanisms

Vancouver is a rainy city surrounded by water. It is part of the Pacific Northwest, a place whose regional identity is almost wholly... Read More

Fredericton – The New Roundabout and the Crosswalk to Nowhere

FREDERICTON – When the City of Fredericton opened the new roundabout, there was a lot of local media coverage. It was the first... Read More

Design Thinking and the City: Dignity Lies in the Details

EDITOR’S NOTE: Originally posted on Robin Mazumder’s blog. Last winter I had an experience that changed the way I saw... Read More

Book Review: Start-Up City

Author: Gabe Klein (Island Press, 2015) When I was in my second year of University I wrote a blog post that got a lot of (very rare... Read More

Vancouver Art Gallery Reflections

I’m not sure when the informed, intelligent culture of design that characterized the formative years of Vancouver transformed, but... Read More

UrbSanity: Streetside spots—new tactics for public space

Last month, the NCC Capital Urbanism Lab hosted a talk with Mike Lydon, co-author of “Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for... Read More