This year I’ve been part of a team of Montreal-based historians organizing the Écrire l’histoire des savoirs urbains/Histories of urban knowledge conference.
One of the challenges of writing the history of urban transformations is that they don’t have definite endings and beginnings.
This week, I was pleased to see my review of Richard White’s Planning Toronto in print in the Canadian Historical Review.
This winter, students in my class on the North American city created a group blog on Montreal’s vanished urban landscapes.
This fall, students in my class on the history of immigration created a collaborative map of Montréal’s migration history.
I was interviewed this week by the Toronto Star for a feature piece on the history of competition for street space in the city.
What do sidewalks and street pavements tell us about the historical city? Quite a bit, it turns out. I recently reviewed Phillip Gordon Mackintosh’s Newspaper City (UTP, 2017) for Historical Geography.
The 1977 murder of shoeshine boy Emanuel Jaques continues to draw attention forty years later. I discussed the event and its impact on the city with the Globe & Mail.
CBC News kindly gave me ten seconds of fame today, with an interview on the use of heritage planning to slow redevelopment in downtown Toronto.
This video uses building construction dates to map Toronto’s rapidly-expanding urban footprint in the twentieth century.
I’m excited to be presenting my research on the Toronto Eaton Centre for the first time at the annual meeting of the CHA in Ottawa.
The idea that our cities need saving has been around since at least the industrial era, and it continues to have relevance today.