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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: New Investigations in Collective Form – The Open Workshop
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Book Review: New Investigations in Collective Form – The Open  Workshop
Edited by Neeraj Bhatia – Actar Publishers/CCA Architecture Books (2019)  More than fifty years have passed since the publication of Fumihiko Maki’s seminal text, Investigations in Collective Form, which argued for collective form as an organizing device to address the increasingly fragmented cit...
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Book Review: Soft City
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Book Review: Soft City
Author: David Sim (Island Press, 2019) Bringing the soft back to cities Cities are often caricatured as hard and harsh. Concrete, steel, loud noises, crowds and congestion, bright lights, fast speeds, isolated people. With the increasing focus on ‘smart cities’, we are in danger of adding a...
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The Future Fix Podcast: The secret life of sensors
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The Future Fix Podcast: The secret life of sensors
Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. THIS EPISODE: The secret life of sensors A major component of “smart” cities is finding new ways to harvest data, and integrate it into ongoing urban planning. Obvi...
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Book Review – An Architect’s Guide to Construction: Enduring Ways in the Age of Immediacy
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Book Review –  An Architect’s Guide to Construction: Enduring Ways in the Age of Immediacy
Author: Brian Palmquist (self-published, 2nd ed., 2019) Much has changed in design and construction since the first edition of an Architect’s Guide to Construction was published in 2015. The computer technology supporting design and construction continues to improve at a rapid pace. There is grea...
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Book Review From the Stacks: Form + Code
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Book Review From the Stacks: Form + Code
“Elegant as an algorithm, clear as a program, and as enthralling as a video game, Form+Code is a powerful tool, both as a tutorial and in-depth analysis of the aesthetics of the information age.” – Domenico Quaranta, from the Introduction Edited by Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams &...
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The Future Fix Podcast: Inclusion and a new “smart” campus in Montreal
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The Future Fix Podcast: Inclusion and a new “smart” campus in Montreal
Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. Three of the ten podcasts are broadcast in French. Spacing et Evergreen présentent ensemble une nouvelle série de podcast, Face au futur : des solutions pour les...
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Book Review From the Stacks: Extreme Architecture – Building for Challenging Environments
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“The fascination of architecture in extreme environments is that it is so demanding technically, yet offers so much potential… the greatest constraint usually comes from the need not to spoil the natural environment, and that demands more judgment than the need to match the brickwork of an adjoin...
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The Future Fix Podcast: Fast internet for rural communities
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Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series. THIS EPISODE: Fast internet for rural communities Access to reliable internet has become an essential service, necessary for local businesses, education, and even healthcare. B...
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The Future Fix Podcast: Who governs the Smart City?
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The Future Fix Podcast: Who governs the Smart City?
Spacing and Evergreen proudly present The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada, a special podcast series.   It’s easy to be excited by the promise of new technology, and bold, transformative “smart city” projects. Often that promise is made by companies who o...
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Book Review – Sao Paulo: A Graphic Biography/Uma Biografia Gráfica.
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Author: Felipe Correa (Texas University Press, 2018) Clocking in at roughly 12.2 million people, the Brazilian city of Sao Paolo is the largest metropolis in South America and the 12th most populous on the planet. Including its perimeter urbanized areas increases its population to over 30 million...
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