KidScore: Children telling planners what they value in public space

In the world of city planning and design, there are tools for measuring everything from the number of vehicles passing through an... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 044, Corona and the distant city

In this episode, we try to gain some perspective on the Covid-19 virus from the safety of our own apartments. We talk to Toronto City... Read More

LORINC: We are about to learn what civic resilience truly is in face of Covid-19 pandemic

In this space last week, I argued that Torontonians, and their elected officials, need to have a far more serious debate about what... Read More

Domestic violence, social distancing, and the closure of public spaces

The recent social distancing protocols that have resulted in the closures of public places have reminded me of the hidden risks for... Read More

The Sociability of Running

Running is often thought of as a solitary sport, a haven for those who enjoy being alone. Like walking and cycling, we typically think... Read More

LORINC: Downsview offers city-building opportunity with a long runway

The key take-away in the Metrolinx business case report released last week, on the economics of the Scarborough subway, is as simple... Read More

When do we admit that Toronto’s housing crisis is an emergency?

Should the City of Toronto declare a housing and homelessness emergency? Reports on deaths of homeless people, increasing levels of... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 042, The revitalizing power of heritage

This episode was a live panel discussion, moderated by our host in London, Ontario. The “Heritage Matters in Conversation”... Read More