I'm on a train this afternoon heading out of Dublin en route to Galway. I spent 24 hours visiting Dublin for the first time. It's a great city. It ticks all the urbanist boxes.
Last Friday, I wrote about New York's Boro Taxi program and the larger battle between the taxi industry and Uber. In researching the blog post I learned about the way that New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) regulate Uber and other ridesharing services. It turns out that a lot can be learned about how to regulate these services in Ontario.
I've been in New York for the past couple of days. I had the occasion to wonder about how New York's Boro Taxi program is faring given the unrelenting rise of Uber in recent years. It's an interesting question in New York given the unique partnership between the municipal government and the cab companies
Monday while heading down the 401 on my trip back from Ottawa, I had plenty of time to listen to summer radio programming on the CBC. While listening to a program called The Dirt on Soil, I got to thinking, "how can food make our neighbourhoods better?" Here are three examples from cities in Canada.
As the sun sets every Sunday during the height of the summer in Toronto, people gather on a hill in Christie Pits. With blankets, drinks and snacks in hand, people kick back to enjoy a movie with hundreds of their neighbours. This park has long been a central place for the community and its history mirrors that of its community. So what of its future?