MUKHERJEE: Why has Toronto police stopped enforcing traffic safety?

Does one call it callous disregard for human life or rank incompetence? Or a combination of both? I am referring to the deaths of 48... Read More

Why Toronto’s approach to Vision Zero isn’t making streets safer

On August 30, Celeste Jones became the 28th person to be killed on Toronto’s streets after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver... Read More

How long will ride-hailing apps last?

Part two of Nick’s look at the state of ride hailing. Read part one here. It has been almost ten years since Uber was founded in San... Read More

What other cities can learn from Toronto’s ride-hailing experience

With British Columbia rolling out its ride-hailing regulations in August, Toronto City Council re-examining its bylaws,  and Halifax... Read More

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

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 038, Take it to the Streets

Lanrick Bennett starts us off, talking about a pop-up pilot bike lane project on Toronto’s Danforth Ave. Jared Kolb is stepping... Read More

Track to the future: Advocates want to passenger rail back to the Fraser Valley

A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and it could do the same thing today, says a group... Read More

Book Review – The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology In Its Place To Reclaim Our Urban Future

Author: Ben Green (MIT Press, 2019)  This book is about the battle for the future of cities. The smart city may represent the next... Read More

When is efficient too efficient? Tech lessons from the port city of Hamburg

Cities can have ports, and many do. Moreover, successful ports make for thriving cities. But ports are not cities. They are not models... Read More

We need surface transit innovations while Toronto waits for subways

Whether or not you like Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s transit plan for the GTA, none of it is going to help us anytime soon. Its nearly... Read More