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Spacing Radio

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Spacing Radio is the voice of Spacing, Canada's leading publication on urbanism.

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Rank #1: Episode 037: Ken Greenberg's Toronto

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To celebrate three years of the Spacing Radio, we have an in-depth conversation with urban designer Ken Greenberg.

We talk about his new book "Toronto Reborn: Design Successes and Challenges," the growth of the modern city from its humble postwar roots, Sidewalk Labs, Doug Ford, and more...
Aug 01 2019
35 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 036: Canadian City Parks

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This episode, we partnered with Park People to bring you highlights from their national Heart of the City conference: the first of it's kind in Canada.

We speak to Rena Soutar, the first Reconciliation Planner for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation about decolonizing parks planning.

Skateboarder and documentary filmmaker David Boots takes us on a tour of Peace Park in Montreal.

And Park People's own Jake Tobin Garrett tells us what was uncovered in the inaugural Canadian City Parks Report, which included 23 participating municipalities across the country.
Jul 02 2019
43 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 035: Activate

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In this episode, activist/organizer Dave Meslin talks about his book "Teardown: rebuilding democracy from the ground up."

We join Thomas McKechnie, playwright and organizer with Foodsters United — a new union working for a fair deal for food delivery workers in precarious employment.

We speak to Urban Strategies Inc. partner Joe Berridge about his book "Perfect City: an urban fixer's global search for magic in the modern metropolis."

In conjunction with Spacing's upcoming Laneways issue, we speak to The Laneways Project's co-founder and executive director Michelle Senayah about how to activate these underused spaces.
May 30 2019
58 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 034: Provincial Creatures

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This month we look at how major swings in provincial politics are affecting cities across Canada.

We talk to journalist and Walkcast host Tim Querengesser about the recent Alberta election, and how it impacts the city agenda in Edmonton and Calgary.

Spacing urban affairs columnist and York University geography professor Tricia Wood walks us through Doug Ford's most recent transit plan for Toronto and the surrounding region.

And McGill law dean Robert Leckey tells us about the push back from Montreal and the surrounding suburbs against the proposed Bill 21 secularism laws.
Apr 30 2019
54 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 033: Big Idea

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In this episode, we dive into a few Big Ideas.

First up is National Geographic explorer and geographer Daniel Raven-Ellison, who started a movement to have London, England declared a National Park City.

And, I speak to Charter City Toronto steering committee members Doug Earl and former mayor John Sewell about how to gain recognized autonomy for the City in the constitution.
Mar 28 2019
45 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 032: Housing Toronto

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In this episode, we look at housing from a number of angles.

Spacing Senior Editor John Lorinc and urban planner Cheryll Case give us the lay of the land, and a preview of their upcoming book, "House Divided."

Planner and consultant Sean Galbraith tells us how City bureaucracy can lead to fewer affordable homes.

And Councillor Gord Perks walks us through what "affordability" really means.
Feb 27 2019
54 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 031: Toronto 2033 - Premonitions

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To celebrate Spacing‘s 15th anniversary, and the launch of “Toronto 2033: 10 short stories about the city’s future,” we speak to a variety of experts to try to imagine what the city will be like in the years ahead.

We speak to futurist Trevor Haldenby and Toronto Environmental Alliance Campaigns Director Heather Marshall, who were both consultants on the short story compilation. And technologist/journalist Bianca Wylie tells us about Google's Sidewalk Labs plan for the waterfront, data privacy, and the trade offs between public and private community design.

Visit toronto2033.com for the full multimedia experience.
Jan 31 2019
57 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 030: Toronto 2033 - Stories

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To celebrate Spacing's 15th anniversary, and the launch of "Toronto 2033: 10 short stories about the city's future," we speak to the creative minds behind the book.

Featuring editor Jim Munroe, and authors Zainab Amadahy, Elan Mastai, and Karl Schroeder.

Visit toronto2033.com for the full multimedia experience.
Dec 31 2018
56 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 029: What Now

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In this episode, we talk to street nurse Cathy Crowe about the challenges facing street-involved Torontonians, as we dive into another winter.

Architect and urbanist Brent Bellamy helps us make sense of the Winnipeg election.

CodeRedTO co-founder Cameron MacLeod walks us through the advocacy group's latest transit report.

And Spacing senior editor Dylan Reid and author Adam Bunch tell us about "50 Hidden Gems and Curiousities."
Nov 29 2018
56 mins
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Rank #10: Election Panel with Matthew Blackett and Shawn Micallef

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As Toronto gets ready to vote, we’ll be bringing you regular panel discussions with journalists and experts who will help you wade through what is maybe the most confusing race in the city’s history.

In this, our final panel, we talk to Spacing publisher and editor-in-chief Matthew Blackett, and Spacing senior editor and weekly Toronto Star columnist Shawn Micallef.
Oct 21 2018
43 mins
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