Stuck in the Middle

I have linked to the Winnipeg centric photography of Bryan Scott before.  I have said for years that him and Sam Javanrouh are two of my favourite street photographers in the world.  Scott has a new book out called Stuck in the Middle and it is about what makes Winnipeg, well Winnipeg. Here is an excerpt For the sake…

The Best Bike Lock

Eric Hanson of Outside Magazine took a look at the best bike lock that money can buy. The consensus among those in the know was that a u-lock is best for virtually everyone, offering the highest ratio of security to portability. Unconventional devices like folding locks are intriguing, but so far none offer the security…

Klein: Base Tax on Roads Wrong Approach

Excellent column by Gerry Klein on why a base tax is the wrong approach Despite charges to the contrary, the civic administration’s report on the impact of imposing a flat tax to fix Saskatoon’s roads was neither convoluted nor biased nor difficult to comprehend. Yet it seemed to have some council members unduly flummoxed, particularly…

William H. Whyte: The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces

The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces (1979) Short Version | Planum Magazine, Movies Column no.6 from Planum. The Journal of Urbanism on Vimeo. In 1970, legendary urbanist and professional people-watcher William “Holly” Whyte formed a small, revolutionary research group called The Street Life project and began investigating the curious dynamics of urban spaces. At…