Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 3

Planning Goals and Objectives – Shortcomings The usefulness of the methods and techniques described in Common City Planning... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 038, Take it to the Streets

Lanrick Bennett starts us off, talking about a pop-up pilot bike lane project on Toronto’s Danforth Ave. Jared Kolb is stepping... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 2

Common City Planning Initiatives We would be forgiven if our initial reaction to the nature of the contemporary city described in Part... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 1

Can city design be good? Few would doubt that they can, yet an honest answer must be tentative. It must pry into city planning... Read More

Time for public art: the New Toronto Courthouse construction site mural

As readers of my column know, I am an avid promoter of site-specific artworks, and I’m not alone. The kinds of conversations we are... Read More

Urban Technologies: The Unintended Consequences

If you walk by the bike parkade at Main Street Science World in the evening you will see a handful of bikes. If you look closely... Read More

Video Vancouver: Larry Beasley on Vancouverism

Via TransLink Larry Beasley, a TransLink board member and former planner chief planner for the City of Vancouver, talks about his new... Read More

WexPOPS pops-up in a vibrant suburban stripmall

WexPOPS is a pilot of the plazaPOPS project, an initiative spearheaded by Daniel Rotsztain, aka The Urban Geographer, and Brendan... Read More

Book Review – The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology In Its Place To Reclaim Our Urban Future

Author: Ben Green (MIT Press, 2019)  This book is about the battle for the future of cities. The smart city may represent the next... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 037, Ken Greenberg’s Toronto

To celebrate three years of the Spacing Radio, we have an in-depth conversation with urban designer Ken Greenberg. We talk about his... Read More