City Builder Series: The Civil Engineer

March 16, 2020 in City Builder Series, Design, Environment

Jennifer Massig, P. Eng. and Principal of MAGNA Engineering Services, discusses what it means to be a civil engineer, the best engineering can bring to city building and some problematic practices of the profession.


City Builder Series: The Elected Official

January 20, 2020 in City Builder Series, Politics

We’ve released over 40 episodes of 360 Degree City, covering a crazy range of topics – from cycling to public art to urban agriculture and much, much more. 

While we’ve explored issues and topics related to cities, we thought it would be helpful to spend some time focusing on the different actors that impact city building. 

So, we’ve developed a multi-part series where John talks to different kinds of city builders about what they do, why they do it and what unique approaches and challenges they represent. Our hope is that by the end of the series, you’ll have some new perspectives on these actors and how to work with them – whether you’re a seasoned city builder yourself or you’re just starting to explore the complexity of our cities.

The first episode is about The Elected Official. John sits down with Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, to discuss what it means to be an elected official, the best of what they can bring to city building and some problematic practices of those who hold elected office. 


  • Follow Naheed Nenshi on Twitter: @nenshi


November 4, 2019 in History

What are some special heritage buildings in your city? Do any spaces in particular reflect important aspects of your city’s history?

A lot of the time, people think of heritage as something that relates to history long ago – highlighting how cities were in previous centuries. Do events and buildings of 30 years ago count as heritage?

John sits down with some folks who have a deep understanding of heritage. So much so that they publish a magazine to tell stories of urban heritage through stunning archival images.

Tune in to hear RJ McCulloch and Megan Faulkner discuss their latest issue of Hindsight Magazine — 1989.