Category Archive: Urban Form

People Streets; Living Streets; Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market

What happens to downtown streets when the Farmers Market leaves its winter location at City Hall for fresh air?   What happens to intersections on Farmers Market Saturday?   A transition, from street… Continue reading

Single Home Suburban Sprawl or Densified Urbanism

Appreciating the net cash flow and life cycle cost of house ownership might influence more people to purchase or rent in more densified neighbourhoods within catchment areas of more frequent serviced transit routes… Continue reading

The Third Transportation Revolution and the Evolution of our Cities

Recently, Dr. Eric Miller from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Toronto spoke in Vancouver on the third revolution of transportation within cities.  If he had been teaching back when… Continue reading

Political Considerations that should be Part of Conditions for Approving a Transit Line

There has been too much tradition in building rapid transit lines as projects in themselves, without consideration for urban communities that will be services by this faster form of transportation.   The transit lines… Continue reading

Urban Local Streets; Supporting a People-Centred Approach;

from Local Streets to People Streets; in Support of Brownfields; the Opportunity for Greening; In a posting on an upcoming international conference in Stockholm on “Future of Places”, it is noted; “why cities… Continue reading