An urban designer from Toronto with an interest in the urban landscape, I’m currently living in Shanghai. My website ( features an ongoing series of reflections on the city, the landscape and the fields that manipulate them from the perspective of urban design, landscape architecture, Toronto and Canada.

Goods by Bicycle in China

SHANGHAI — Despite dramatic decreases in the number of cyclists in Chinese cities over the past 15 to 20 years, transport of... Read More

Past and Future on Shanghai’s Famous Bund

Source The Bund in the 1930’s SHANGHAI — Shanghai’s waterfront is synonymous with its history. The archetypal image... Read More

Mapping our urbanism part VI – income

This animated map showcases the datum bookends of the excellent publication The Three Cities within Toronto: Income polarization among... Read More

Urban fabric/form comparison

The Star today published a cover story (Beyond Density) in their Condos section on the efforts in Mississauga to create a more vibrant... Read More

Jarvis slip design submissions released

Waterfront Toronto has released the 3 competing designs for the public space at Jarvis Slip at the foot of Jarvis Street (Christopher... Read More

Mapping our urbanism – watersheds

Along with its article today about the TRCA‘s work preserving watersheds in the GTA (Clock is ticking for conservation dream)... Read More

Mapping our urbanism – language

The Star included a map of “Greater Toronto’s language quilt” in their Ideas section today compiled based on... Read More

A sense of scale, a sense of space, a sense of place?

Photo: St. Thomas St, Yorkville A second construction hoarding was erected on St. Thomas St south of Bloor recently, across the street... Read More

Lower Don Lands competition winner to be announced tonight

The TWRC will announce the winner of the Lower Don Lands competition tonight at their event at the Royal Ontario Museum entitled... Read More

Designs released for Lower Don Lands

The designs for the Lower Don Lands from the 4 shortlisted teams in the “Innovative Design Competition for the Lower Don... Read More