This weekend: Jane’s Walk Festival + Provocation Ideas Festival

Urban activist Jane Jacobs’ birthday is this week (May 4) and many Torontonians will be celebrating by attending the Jane’s Walk... Read More

The Sun is Always in Your Eyes in Rexdale

This essay originally appeared in issue 57, summer 2021. The author, Kunal Chaudhary, has been nominated for the Best Emerging Writer... Read More

The Ziggurats of Richmond

They swept away the suburban scenery that once defined much of Richmond and built the ziggurats. Auto shops, blackberry thickets... Read More

Taking Us Where The Sun Don’t Shine – The Broadway Plan

Why bother? The survey flashes across your horizon suggesting a moment of importance. You click on the survey and give your opinion... Read More

LORINC: The back-channel lobbying of residents’ associations

Should residents’ associations be required to register as lobbyists? This loaded question, as it turns out, was canvassed, sort... Read More

What You Should Know about Vancouver’s New City Plan

By Christopher Cheung and Jen St. Denis It’s here at last — Vancouver’s long-awaited plan that will guide land-use decisions from... Read More

The Jericho Lands Need a Human-Scaled Rethink

Vancouver is destined to have a new neighbourhood on its west side, one so densely populated that Council recently approved routing... Read More

Too Obsessed with ‘Character’ Homes?

Go to just about any Vancouver council meeting or public hearing to do with urban growth and you can bet someone will say that change... Read More

LORINC: NIMBYs vs Garden Suites, Season 2

Here’s an odd little mystery about a freshly filed appeal by a residents association coalition of council’s new... Read More

Spacing Express: Winners of the Urbanarium Mixing Middle Competition

Urbanarium has just announced the winners of The Mixing Middle competition, which sought innovative mixed–use designs for four... Read More