Spacing Edmonton

Spacing is one of the most unique magazines to appear on Canadian newsstands in years. The magazine uncovers the joys, obstacles and politics of Canada’s big cities by cutting through the cynicism that often pervades any discussion about urban issues. Spacing pushes readers to think critically about how they can shape the public spaces that surround their everyday lives. Spacing is also the publisher of a wide array of digital media, including a network of blogs in Canadian cities.

Recent Blog Posts

Book Review | The City is Not A Computer
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Book Review | The City is Not A Computer
Author: Shannon Mattern (Princeton University Press, 2021) As we know, the world is in the thick of a data explosion that is affecting all facets of society and all disciplines. Urban planning and design are no exception. For several years now, a growing number of advocates, caught up in our tech...
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The Future Fix: Connecting your community to broadband
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The Future Fix: Connecting your community to broadband
Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. THIS EPISODE: Connecting your community to broadband Reliable access to the internet is an essential service in any community. But there are barriers to bridging the “dig...
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Book Review | Growing Up Modern: Childhoods in Iconic Homes
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Book Review | Growing Up Modern: Childhoods in Iconic Homes
Written by Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster (Birkhäuser Publishing, 2021) Publishing these stories allows both architects and those interested in architecture to view these iconic buildings from another perspective, prompting readers to imagine design through the eyes of children and more genera...
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Book Review: Patented – 1,000 Design Patents
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Book Review: Patented – 1,000 Design Patents
Thomas Rinaldi, Phaidon Press, 2021  From patents that have gone on to become world famous design classics to everyday, anonymous objects that have become indispensable and much loved possessions in homes and offices the world over, this book celebrates the creative vision of talented designers, ...
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The City in Sight Podcast: Finances, Charters, and Constitutional Change
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The City in Sight Podcast: Finances, Charters, and Constitutional Change
Spacing and Massey College proudly present City in Sight: Canada’s constitutional city crisis, a special podcast series. THIS EPISODE: Finances, Charters, and Constitutional Change Throughout this series, a common complaint from Canadian mayors is cities lack the money they need, and the authorit...
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Book Review – Lateness
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Book Review – Lateness
Written by Peter Eisenman and Elisa Iturbe, Princeton University Press, 2020 In this incisive book, internationally renowned architect Peter Eisenman, with Elisa Iturbe, proposes a different perspective on form and time in architecture, one that circumvents the temporal constraints on style that ...
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The City in Sight Podcast: Indigenous Cities
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The City in Sight Podcast: Indigenous Cities
Spacing and Massey College proudly present City in Sight: Canada’s constitutional city crisis, a special podcast series. THIS EPISODE: Indigenous Cities The Indigenous population in urban areas is growing fast. What are cities doing to provide for these populations, to build cities that reflect t...
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The Future Fix: Smart Farms for Northern Communities
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The Future Fix: Smart Farms for Northern Communities
Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. THIS EPISODE: Smart Farms for Northern Communities Food security is a challenge everywhere, but especially for northern communities. The climate can make growing food difficult...
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From the Stacks – Tom Kundig: Houses
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From the Stacks – Tom Kundig: Houses
Edited by Dung Ngo (Princeton Architectural Press, 2006) Tom Kundig: Houses is the kind of monograph that makes most architect’s heart skip a beat. As a member of the successful architectural firm Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects (recipient of the 2009 AIA Architecture Firm Award), Tom Kund...
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Book Review – Here & Gone: Artwork of Vancouver & Beyond
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Book Review – Here & Gone: Artwork of Vancouver & Beyond
Text and watercolours by Michael Kluckner, Midtown Press, 2020  I could not have imagined Vancouver becoming such a city of contrasts even 30 or so years ago when I was writing the original Vanishing Vancouver book. Certainly, it was in its buildings – the West End had already become a conc...
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