Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian is President of TODERIAN UrbanWORKS, a Vancouver-based city planning and urbanism consultancy, and a global consultant, writer, teacher and speaker. He was past Director of City Planning for Vancouver, Canada (2006-2012), and is founding President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism.

6 Ideas Every City Should Steal From Barcelona

Lessons from one of the world models for vibrant urban living.

Photo: Children dressed in costumes eat pizza at the Flint family's annual Halloween block party in Silver Spring, MD

Why the ‘Trick-or-Treat Test’ Still Matters

Community designers have this same discussion every year, for good reason.

3 Lessons Every Olympic City Should Take to Heart

Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.

What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.