The challenge of getting to the bus stop

Adapted from a post in Marshall’s Musings, the author’s personal blog. In the Greater Toronto Area, we have a fixation on... Read More

Do you have to shovel your sidewalk?

In the City of Toronto, the city will clear some local sidewalks when it snows a certain amount, but other people are required to... Read More

Events Guide: Walking the Debris Field: A Natural History

HALIFAX – The Narratives in Space and Time Society (NiS+TS) is having a public art walking event this Sunday (December 6... 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

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

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

Critical Elements to Make Pedestrian Streets Work

We currently dedicate an excessive amount of street public space for the movement and storage of automobiles. We can bring dignity... Read More

Balancing vibrancy and accessibility: new rules for sidewalk patios

In the current issue of Spacing, I mention sidewalk patios as an example of the dual role of sidewalks, as both a place and a... Read More

Book Review – Roads Were Not Built For Cars

Author: Carlton Reid (Island Press, 2015) There has been a lot of discussion recently around getting more cyclists on the roads, be it... Read More