As we travel through this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are quickly realizing the impact that social isolation and lack of connection has on our physical and mental health. Some of the things we … [Read more...] about What will be important after Covid-19?
5 minute read. This post is the first in a series chronicling experiences in quarantine in the Blue Mountains, Ontario, with some counselling from Season 3 of Westworld, airing at the time of … [Read more...] about A New World
The next decade will allow each of us to inspire each other to create positive change in our cities. There are so many important issues to tackle we can't expect our various levels of government or … [Read more...] about Bridging the Gaps in Community Safety & Well-Being
It's no exaggeration, the first few months of this year have been an absolute blur. Just like the new wall mural located in Calgary's new public library downtown, I needed to step back to see things … [Read more...] about New Year Whirlwind
Intensifying homelessness crises have been feeding major conversations in Greater Victoria, as they have more and more elsewhere in Canada. Angry social and news media debates swing from the … [Read more...] about This Story has a Process… all it needs is a Cast (An Essay on CPTED Community of Practice)
Last December I wrote about the Salvation Army Mega-Shelter that was approved by the City of Ottawa, it continues to be of interest. I had been lecturing there at the time and decided to attend the … [Read more...] about More on CPTED & Planning Decisions in Cities
Our team is excited to announce our commitment to the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) this year. It will all begin on May 8th as we offer a Pre-conference workshop on Crime … [Read more...] about CPTED For Rural Alberta
I recently traveled to Ottawa to lecture at the 2017 RPIC Real Property National Workshop. My presentation was similar to one I will do for my own community in Victoria, BC this coming March. It was … [Read more...] about A Capital Lesson on Collaboration
This question remains a global one and a focal point for all cities and all levels of government, and reaches the deepest roots of our neighbourhoods. It seems to drive many conversations among … [Read more...] about What Makes our Communities Safe?
When we step into new places we step with feet shaped by our familiar spaces and places. Our eyes, at first, see only variations on the scenes of our homeland. I step out of our rented casa in … [Read more...] about Striding unfamiliar streets