Each session has a combined video runtime of approximately 25 minutes, offering you the flexibility to divide it up and work through them gradually.
Session 1 - The Cost of Suburbia
& How Suburban Development Makes Cities Poorer (9 minutes)
& How Bankrupt Cities Stay Alive (16 minutes)
Session 2 - Streets and Roads
Session 3 - What Makes a Strong Town?
— Mike Pasternock / Charles Marohn
Since the channel was revitalized in 2023, the Strong Towns youtube channel has put out some amazing stories and analysis of successful cities and places, as well as real calls to action.
Not Just Bikes
— Jason Slaughter
By a Canadian living in the Netherlands, Not Just Bikes Covers how we can do Cycling, Trains, Transit, and Urban Planning so much better than we typically do in Canada.
Oh The Urbanity!
— Jasmine Steffler and Patrick Murphy
Oh The Urbanity! follows two cyclists around Canada, with commentary on urbanism, affordable housing, active mobility, and transit.
— Reese Martin
RM Transit covers in detail public transit projects all over Canada and around the world.
Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity (2019)
— Charles Marohn
By (retired) engineer Charles Marohn, this book covers everything wrong with suburban city planning, from the fragility of the places it creates to the insanely high cost of oversized car infrastructure. An absolute must read that challenges the status-quo!
Happy City (2014)
— Charles Montgomery
By Vancouver author Charles Montgomery, this book covers his urban experiences and experiments to figure out what makes for the most positive city life, as well as serving as a compendium of interviews with other people in the field.
Walkable City (2013)
— Jeff Speck
Why cities need to be walkable, and how to get there. One of the most important books on this subject.
The Sprawl Repair Manual (2010)
— Galina Tachieva
The definitive guide on how to densify and rejuvenate existing suburban sprawl.
Headwaters Project (2000)
— Patrick Condon (James Taylor Chair)
The East Clayton neighbourhood was developed as a sustainable community, in partnership between the City of Surrey, the UBC James Taylor Chair, and the Pacific Resources Centre.