March 6th, 2019 | 24 mins 1 sec
alberta, aviation, calgary, canada, history, mosquito, world war ii
It wasn't supposed to end this way.
January 23rd, 2019 | 24 mins 20 secs
aviation, canada, essay, history, military
The path not taken 60 years ago has a nation still wondering what might have been.
March 8th, 2018 | 22 mins 55 secs
calgary, canada, cold climate, plus 15, urban planning
In 1970 the city of Calgary, Alberta embarked on an ambitious plan to interconnect all of its downtown buildings into one integrated network using walkways elevated 15 feet above the street. The Plus 15, as it’s called, has shuttled downtown workers around the core for nearly 50 years to their considerable delight. It’s success, however, has been at the expense of the streetscape below. Some thoughts on the past, present and future of this ambitious project.