MESLIN: If a billboard falls in a forest… Part 4

Exactly fifteen years ago this week, I received this short and uplifting e-mail from Toronto city staff: January 12, 2006 Hi Dave, We... Read More

Book Review – The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Authors: Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) It is not a stretch to say that most contemporary urbanists... Read More

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

LORINC: Crombie’s resignation from Greenbelt Council reminds us to look upstream

Of course, the Ford government responded with misdirection and a bit of money. In the wake of David Crombie’s weekend resignation from... Read More

Book Review: France Sketchbooks

Edited by Laurie Olin and Pablo Mandel (ORO Editions, 2020)  Drawing is about seeing and not wriggling one’s wrist. It is also an act... Read More

How much parkland do we need?

Through the summer and into the fall, city parks were busy as Torontonians tried to savor the excellent weather and bring some regular... Read More

Re-purposing Toronto’s city-owned golf courses

Public space has never been so popular. Over the summer in Toronto, we saw streets closed for active recreation, parks filled with... Read More

FULLAN: Take the students outside this school year

With school resuming over the next few weeks, the most important message many Canadian students can hear right now might not have... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 049, City scenes that saved summer

It’s been a rough summer for everyone, but people have found ways to get outside and make the most of it. In this episode, we... Read More

Toronto’s squirrels have become carnivorous

On a trip to the Rogers Centre for a Blue Jays game last summer, Catia Brito caught sight of a large grey squirrel eating on a patch... Read More