I’m still more-or-less housebound with only walks through the local park to provide environmental variety, but I’m still managing to get out and about online, participating in some interesting events whenever I can. For example, recently I had a chance to do a seminar with...

A couple of years ago, I was recruited by a local church that was struggling with the same issues as most other Christian churches in the Western world – a decrease in attendance and membership, which in turn was leading to financial woes and a...

Sometime in the spring, I had the pleasure of taking part in an online event called “The City in Mind,” organized by my friend Davide Ruzzon, who wears many hats but whom I know best as the director of IUAV University’s Master’s degree program in...

I can't remember a time this year when I didn’t want to start a piece of writing with….well this is not what I expected. The last time I was on here I was filled with ambition to document my lock-down experience, beginning with the observation...

It’s taken me quite some time to digest what has been happening to the world so far in 2020 and to my own life in particular. Like so many others, I’ve been in full WFH mode for a few months now and consider myself very...

I just got back from a visit to Seattle, where I gave a keynote to facilities developers of large US YMCA's. This is the second time I've been asked to keynote a YMCA event and, until my first talk, I have to say I was...

I'm going to start catching up on a few things here, beginning with a recent visit to Dallas to keynote a fantastic collaborative meeting held by HKS Architecture and the Dallas Center for BrainHealth, pictured above. It was a great opportunity for me to catch...

Not only because the weather outside is cooling off but also because of an upcoming book deadline, which explains why my blog has been quiet for some time.  Today I've spent some time in my office writing about the near-magical effect of nature exposure on...

Speaking of curves, I’m going to visit one of my favourite places in Toronto today—the Art Gallery of Ontario.  I’m not sure if I’m more excited about going to see the vaunted Bowie exhibition (probably) or about having a chance to visit Frank Gehry’s fantastic...

This post is a blast from the past at my former blog, You Are Here.  The content is still very much at the top of my mind, though, as I’m more interested than ever in the manner in which simple lines and contours might influence...