Lessons From Copenhagen: Key Ingredients For A Successful Public Space

Copenhagen is often praised for its commitment to cycling and infrastructure. With 41% of all trips citywide done by cycling it is the... Read More

Release: Emily Carr University Breaks Ground

Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson was joined today by students, faculty and alumni to mark the start of design and... Read More

PARKS CRISIS conclusion: 10 ideas to help solve Toronto’s parks acquisition crisis

In May 2014, council gave the city’s planning team the green light to embark on a three-year planning exercise, branded TOCore, that’s... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 6: Are privately owned public spaces the answer to parks deficit?

Over the next year, City of Toronto politicians and planners will be faced with an unprecedented challenge: how to create amenable... Read More

In Focus: Downtown Vancouver Public Plazas

As a part of research I have been conducting around public spaces within Downtown Vancouver, I was curious to look into Vancouver’s... Read More

Our Winter of Discontent: Sidewalks and Snow Clearing

HALIFAX – After a brutal February and an almost as horrid March, Halifax (aka Hoth on a nasty day) is finally emerging from the... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 3: The perils of cash-in-lieu

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At its final meeting of the fractious 2010-2014 term, City Council gave its blessing to what will become... Read More

RELEASE: Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re-zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street

To: Mayor and Councilors, City of Vancouver Re: Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re-zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street (RTS... Read More

PARKS IN CRISIS part 1: All built up and no place to go

By John Lorinc and Alex Steep At a raucous public meeting about the future of Bickford Park last year, emotions ran high. Some... Read More

Going Wild in Vancouver

I recently met up with David Miller, the President & CEO of WWF-Canada, the Canadian division of the international World Wildlife... Read More