An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth book review A\J

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth

Chris Hadfield, perhaps the first out-of-this- world rock star, wastes no time before waxing poetic in his book about the bounteous beauty of space and our planet. “The windows of a spaceship casually frame miracles,” he writes in the opening paragraph of his introduction. “Every 92 minutes, another sunrise [because […]

Who Speaks for the River? book review A\J

Who Speaks for the River? The Oldman River Dam and the Search for Justice.

When Robert Girvan began to research the dramatic events around the Oldman River Dam controversy and the resulting 1992 Supreme Court of Canada decision, Friends of the Oldman River Society v. Canada (Minister of Transport), he could not have foreseen how much his book would resonate, nearly two decades later, […]


Planet in Focus 2014

Toronto has a seemingly neverending cycle of film festivals, but only Planet in Focus trains its crosshairs exclusively on environmental concerns. The 14th annual version (from November 21 to 24) featured a slate of strong, complex and curious documentaries, and another handful of very well deserved PiF award winners.

Designing Suburban Futures \ June Williamson

Designing Suburban Futures: New Models from Build a Better Burb

Suburban sprawl has defined much of the last half century of North American development. Suburban design and use have changed continuously throughout this period and are still evolving as suburban retrofit projects become ever more common.