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

Last winter I had an experience that changed the way I saw urban design. It was mid-February. It was one of those days that was so... 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

Fredericton Junction and New Brunswick’s Route 101

Why am I writing an article on nature and rural environments for an urban affairs website? For one, urbanism is not confined to large... Read More

Intersection Repair: Pender St. & Abbott St.

According to ICBC data between 2009 and 2013, almost 4,000 people across Vancouver were struck by vehicles while walking or cycling... Read More

Investing in Cycling in Scarborough

This post by Marvin Macaraig, Ph.D., is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University... Read More