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

Book Review—Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places

Authors: Robert Cervero, Erick Guerra, Stefan Al (Island Press, 2017) The cumulative consequences of this nearly singular focus on... 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

Event: CoV Free Public Art Walking Tours, September 27, 28 & 29

Join us and celebrate the 10th annual Culture Days! The City of Vancouver Public Art program is offering 10 walking tours in 4 areas... 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

LORINC: When e-scooters hit Toronto’s streets

When city council this summer passed new and moderately more stringent training regulations for Uber and Lyft drivers, no one could... 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

#GetAjaxMoving: Ongoing meaningful engagement to encourage sustainable transportation

Armi de Francia is the Active Transportation Coordinator at the Town of Ajax who is continuing the implementation of the... 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

Notes from Charlottetown

As the new BC/Yukon regional director of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, I recently had the privilege of meeting in June... Read More