The Public Realm Creates the City

It would not be unfair to characterize the growth we are experiencing as “astronomical,” even in light of the current, apparent, slow down.  Some believe we are experiencing a seismic shift; the very fabric of the city is being redefined with every newly approved application, and it’s tempting to question whether the “centre will hold.”  I was at a conference recently in the American Midwest where Toronto was identified as “the fastest growing city in the world,” and the comment rang in my ears.  What does this mean?   continue reading