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How Parking Data Drives Urban Planning

April 24, 2014 - in Planning

The relationship between population density, parking spaces and public transit availability is a critical one for planners, developers and, yes, apartment hunters. Thanks to a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration, residents and city planners…

How Town Planning Can Make us Thin and Healthy

January 30, 2014 - in Planning

It isn’t hard to find an architect who will tell you that vast swathes of the British urban landscape are ugly, grey and unappealing – nor would you…

Delivering Sustainable Transport

January 6, 2014 - in Planning, Transportation

Globally, the transport sector accounts for 23 percent of all CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion, and 15 percent of overall greenhouse gas (GHG)…

The World Wants Vancouverism. Shouldn't Canada?

February 24, 2013 - in Planning

Vancouver has been remade dramatically, rendered into a thickly vertical city jammed with people and activity. Its combination of high population density in cozy downtown neighbourhoods, intimate street life and popular public transit has become one of Canada’s…