Retail and Economic Mobility
November 17, 2013, No Comments

I have been helping to organize an event held by the City of Toronto called the Chief Planner Roundtable. One of the co ...

Toronto Underground Market: Food & Beverage Incubator
October 4, 2013, No Comments

Last weekend I checked out the Toronto Underground Market’s (TUM) second anniversary party at the Evergreen Brick Work ...

What’s Missing from City Plans? Everything That Matters, Says Economist
May 16, 2013, No Comments

At the upcoming Canadian Institute of Planners conference in Vancouver I will be hosting a workshop with two colleagues, ...

The Father of the Shopping Mall, Victor Gruen, was an Urbanist
May 13, 2013, 1 Comment

The Gruen Effect, a documentary on the life of Victor Gruen, the so-called father of shopping malls, provides interestin ...

Extended Sidewalk Patios: Great for Beer, Good for Business?
April 28, 2013, No Comments

As I was walking around Port Credit Village this weekend, I was excited to see that the pilot project for sidewalk patio ...

Cool Urban Canadian Tire Becomes Lame & Suburban
March 22, 2013, 2 Comments

I stumbled across what I was convinced must be the coolest Canadian Tire in all of Canada on Google Maps. Located at the ...

The Value of Forging Partnerships for Urban Development
March 1, 2013, No Comments

Strategies for Increasing Collaboration Among Retail  Professionals and City Planners Published in ICSC Retail Property ...

Office Feasibility Analysis Resources
November 27, 2012, No Comments

Doing a market feasibility analysis for an office development isn’t exactly exciting, but its an important exercis ...

Profiled Project: The RISE, Vancouver
November 26, 2012, No Comments

One of my favourite urban retail projects is The RISE in Vancouver, BC, developed by Grosvenor in 2008. The project sta ...

Profiled Project: Highgate Village, Burnaby
November 5, 2012, No Comments

The developer of Highgate Village was able to take advantage of the sloping site by locating parking partially below-gra ...