In today’s post, I want to talk about how the “feel of the city” has come up in my own research, why it matters, and what one innovative UK project is doing to record and interpret it.
My article in the latest issue of Spacing takes a look at 1970s debates over vice on Yonge Street. Check it out!
This Friday, October 3rd, I’ll be taking part in a panel on vice and citizen activism at a conference in Montréal. The only thing is…I’m in the UK.
This fall, the view from my window looks a bit different. Until December, I’ll be an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Urban History in Leicester, UK.
Over the weekend of June 20-22, Urban Transformations opened the doors of the Wychwood Barns to academics and urbanists.
From July 7-14 I’ll join environmental historians from around the world in Portugal for the 2nd WCEH conference.
On June 20th I biked down to the iconic CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) building in downtown Toronto for an interview on the popular afternoon show Here and Now, with Gill Deacon.
Over the last forty years Toronto has seen a number of bold proposals for a city museum. Recently, the launch of the Museum of Toronto project breathed new life into the cause.
I’m one of the organizers of Urban Transformations, a symposium about major urban issues and themes as they’ve played out along Toronto’s St. Clair West corridor.
A post on the Vintage Toronto facebook group alerted me to this creative and beautiful film that recreates changes in Toronto’s built environment over time. Take a look!
In this post I take a look at a new Toronto pedestrianization initiative–Open Streets–in light of 1970s attempts to make downtown more walkable.
It is the centenary of the start of the Great War, and commemoration of that long, bloody, and socially transformative conflict is in full swing. York historians have produced a series of short but informative videos about the conflict.
The idea that our cities need saving has been around since at least the industrial era, and it continues to have relevance today.