Release: Free UBC online edX course – Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, April 4th

ECODESIGN FOR CITIES AND SUBURBS A New Free Internet Course Offered on edX by the University of British Columbia Architects, urban... Read More

Audacious Planning: Takeaways from the 2017 UBC SCARP Student Symposium

The 9th annual UBC SCARP Student Symposium took place on Friday, March 3rd at the AMS Nest on the UBC Campus. This year’s theme... Read More

Yonge Street Mall: The fun and failure of pedestrianizing Toronto’s iconic strip during the 1970s

On June 3, 1971, there was a party on downtown Yonge Street. Around 8pm, following the news that Ontario Premier Bill Davis had... Read More

WWW: Stories of urban infrastructure

Learning from the mistakes of the High Line Planners rethink and reassess how the design of New York City’s High Line park could have... Read More

11 Milestones that will Shape Vancouver’s Future

What are the significant events, activities and decisions in 2016 that will shape Vancouver’s future? Earlier this fall, the Vancouver... Read More

Sex on Yonge: Examining the decade when Yonge Street was the city’s sin strip

“I take a walk down Yonge Street, where good times are bought and sold.” When folk music great Ian Tyson penned those lines in 1970... Read More

WWW: Unique ideas for navigating the city

Tricking traffic in Cambridge, England Does creating an artificial roundabout to confuse drivers slow traffic or simply cause an... Read More

The Artful City: A Year in Review

By: Jeff Biggar and Ilana Altman The Artful City was formed in 2015 with a simple mission to investigate public art in Toronto and... Read More

WWW: Changing various urban spaces to better serve residents and businesses

How a rural town rebuilt its main street economy from the bottom up With small towns falling on tough economic times, one Mississippi... Read More

Book Review – Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

We popularly tend to think of cities horizontally—as entities that blanket the terrain. This perception has been fostered by the... Read More