Book Review – Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

Author: Vaclav Smil (MIT Press, 2019) There are few terms as pervasive in discussions about contemporary cities than “growth”. It... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 7

Time and the City: A Living City-wide Plan We’ve come a long way in addressing the many challenges associated with city-wide planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 4

Planning Goals and Objectives – Criteria In light of the common shortcomings described earlier, let’s consider a list of... Read More

It’s complicated — our relationship with Instagram and nature

On a hike to Upper Joffre Lake near Pemberton this summer, I saw a dozen people frozen in the same pose. In one hand, they held out... 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