Measuring Toronto’s unsafe construction zones

Prior to this September’s return to school, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto will be doubling down on its... Read More

REID: The Jenga school of civic management

For some years, I worked for an organization that practiced what I came to think of as the Jenga school of management. The... Read More

The Future Fix: a smart shift for Trois-Rivières

Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. This is a... Read More

Movie Review — Trash Day: a dumpster diving documentary

People are buying and using more things than they ever have before and, with this, creating more garbage than a city can sustainably... Read More

VIDEO: Why does the Vancouver Plan matter to you?

On July 22, 2022, Vancouver City Council approved the Vancouver Plan, a citywide land use strategy to create a more livable... Read More

WHY WE CAN’T GO: Debunking the Costs of Operating Public Washrooms, pt. 3

Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR), according to City of Toronto data, operates over 1,500 parks, nearly 700 sports fields, 123... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: City Flushes Time Away, pt. 2

Anyone who spends time in cities, and not just Toronto, likely has both a mental map as well as a strategy for finding a place to go... Read More

Why We Can’t Go: A Report on Toronto’s Public Washrooms, pt. 1

Because this is Toronto, and because it’s important for officialdom to do certain things backwards, we’re going to spend... Read More

Where does the cargo bike go at night?

“What’s that!?” I interrupted our meeting mid-sentence to point down the street. My colleague turned to look out the... Read More

Why we must stop the ‘urbicide’ — the killing of cities

The 21st century was supposed to be the “century of the city.” As of 2007, 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, and the... Read More