Reading Memo: Demand for Transportation

This is just a quick note to summarize and reflect on a recent reading I had - specifically Chapter 1 ("Desire for Movement") of J.M. Thomson's Modern Transport Economics. In this chapter, Thomson walks through several economics-inspired theories on what drives demand for transportation generally. He notes that there are several core reasons why transport … Continue reading Reading Memo: Demand for Transportation

Thoughts on the Sidewalk Labs Vision for Waterfront Toronto

If you're an urban planner, city official, or just an aspiring urbanist like me, you'll no doubt have heard the big news from Toronto – Waterfront Toronto recently chose Sidewalk Labs as their partner to redevelop Quayside, a neighbourhood with enormous potential right to the east of the downtown core. I've followed Sidewalk Labs for … Continue reading Thoughts on the Sidewalk Labs Vision for Waterfront Toronto