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Jane and Finch, Canada's most diverse neighborhood

Place Toronto ・ October 15, 2018

"Jane and Finch may not be the best-planned community. Blame the ’crats who put pen to paper back in the 60s." - ENZO DIMATTEO, 9 things we love about Jane-Finch Jane and Finch is a neighborhood located... Keep Reading →

Inside Sidewalk Labs 307: Toronto's most famous Urban laboratory

Place Toronto ・ October 15, 2018

If you are an urbanist who is especially into technologies, smart cities, and citizen participation, you probably would have heard of Sidewalk Lab already. This increasingly famous urban innovation hub... Keep Reading →

A hidden spot for creatives: 401 Richmond

Place Toronto ・ October 12, 2018

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” – Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961. I don't know how to describe the joy I felt when I found... Keep Reading →

The urbanist's guide to Toronto

Intro Toronto ・ September 23, 2018

Places to go, projects to check out - The project initiatives by Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Lab is probably one of the hottest urban issues in Toronto right now. They are testing some of the Google... Keep Reading →

Things we can learn from zoning

EssayWest Point Grey neighborhood, Vancouver ・ September 19, 2018

The other day I've participated in a walking tour which had a quite unique catchphrase - "Vancouver's Worst Zoning?". The event was organized by Abundant Housing Vancouver, which is a pro-housing group... Keep Reading →

Urbanism-Related Things to do and read @Yogyakarta

Intro Yogyakarta ・ September 14, 2018

It is a series profiling interesting urban projects, reading lists, initiatives, and places for urbanists to get the gist of what is happening in a city at a glance. Email me if you, or someone you know... Keep Reading →

Confronting the history of discrimination and exclusion: Komagata Maru Memorial

PlaceKomagata Maru Memorial, Vancouver ・ September 10, 2018

The other day, I finally visited a monument that I've been wanting to visit for many years. Komagata Maru Memorial is located along the seawall near Convention Centre West in Vancouver - silent, but very... Keep Reading →

Walk Strathcona, and check out Vancouver's registered heritage buildings

PlaceStrathcona, Vancouver ・ September 4, 2018

Strathcona is not a tourist destination by any means, but it is one of Vancouver's earliest neighborhoods and has a lot to offer to gratify urbanist's curiosity. Every summer, Regulatory Authority... Keep Reading →
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