John Lorinc's articles
OPINION: Plenty of schools have underused parking lots. John Lorinc asks, what if we could turn them into housing?
ANALYSIS: Doug Ford’s government could learn a lot from London about operating a transit system, writes John Lorinc.
OPINION: Land-use and transportation issues may not be top of mind for most voters — but they should be.
John Lorinc: Municipal wards are redrawn periodically as cities grow. But politicians often prolong the exercise into a frustrating drama that doesn’t even tackle the biggest shortcomings in our city councils.
Urban affairs journalist John Lorinc explains why properly appointed public spaces are vital in connecting big-city communities.
Urban affairs journalist John Lorinc highlights issues that weren’t brought up in the debate over pedestrian safety, such as entertainment consoles in cars that lead to distracted driving.
Urban affairs journalist John Lorinc describes how cities in Ontario and abroad are changing streetscapes to make life safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Golf courses across Ontario are in danger of being turned into subdivisions. But municipalities should think twice about listening to the local backlash, John Lorinc says.
Investing in rapid transit for underserved neighbourhoods often triggers sharp rises in land value, pushing out the very residents it’s meant to support.
Soaring accommodations costs in cities such as Toronto are creating a parallel crisis for renters, explains John Lorinc. He recommends these measures to counter an escalating urban housing market.
Homes in booming Canadian cities such as Toronto and Vancouver are more affordable than London, England’s — for now. But the similarities in housing speculation trends should not be ignored, John Lorinc cautions.
The high cost of housing isn’t just a problem for those who can’t afford to buy, argues urban affairs journalist John Lorinc. There are growing indications it can jeopardize the entire economy of a city.