BOOK REVIEW – The Guide to Greening Cities

Authors: Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Steven S. Nicholas and Julia Parzen (Island Press, 2013) More and more books are focusing on how to... Read More

Four wild but cheap ideas Edmonton can introduce – right now – to protect cyclists

Cycling in downtown Edmonton is a bit like jogging with bulls. Each time you’re nearly crushed riding atop your velo, you wonder... Read More

That time when Toronto’s subway was the best in North America

With this post, Spacing Toronto welcomes a new contributor, Shoshanna Saxe. Shoshanna is a proud Torontonian and a civil engineer... Read More

MESLIN: If a billboard falls in a forest… Part 1

Bathurst and Davenport cross each other just below the steep shoreline of ancient Lake Iroquois. The intersection is lush with... Read More

Charles Birnbaum Q&A: celebrating our landscapes

June is Parks and Recreation Month in Canada, and Spacing had chance to ask a few questions of landscape architect and The Cultural... Read More

BOOK REVIEW – Socially Restorative Urbanism: The theory, process and practice of Experiemics

Authors: Kevin Thwaites, Alice Mathers, Ian Simkins (Routledge, 2014) Over the past several decades, a number of frameworks have... Read More

Public places, not leftover spaces

What makes a place like the Campidoglio in Rome, pictured above, inviting and memorable? While elegant Renaissance buildings and a... Read More

Cycling in Bonn, Germany: Lessons for Ottawa

With summer looming my thoughts turn to climbing aboard my bike and zooming along the newly bare streets and pathways.  I love riding... Read More

RELEASE: City of Surrey PARKit winners announced

Surrey’s pop-up park is going ‘Gingham Style’ this summer. The classic concept of an outdoor picnic, inspired by the quintessential... Read More

Image of the Moment: Remapping Rideau Street

Image: From the Uptown Rideau CDP Workshop – 28 May 2014 Location: Rideau Branch of Ottawa Public Library, 377 Rideau Street... Read More