What are we reading? November 10, 2021

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Each week, BIV staff will share with you some of the interesting stories we have found from around the web.

 

Mark Falkenberg, deputy managing editor

A chat with Toronto Star crime reporter Peter Edwards and Mexican crime journalist Luis Nájera about their new book, The Wolfpack: The Millennial Mobsters Who Brought Chaos and the Cartels to the Canadian Underworld, and how different Canadian cities stack up, gangster-wise. – Canadaland

https://www.canadaland.com/overview-of-organized-crime-across-canada/

 

Proposals to build highrises in the Jericho Lands and at Oakridge and Sen̓áḵw prompted this essay by UBC urban design program founding chair Patrick Condon. The headline commendably wastes few words: “Density Good. Towers in Parks, Not Good.” – The Tyee

https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2021/10/29/Density-Good-Towers-Parks-Not-Good/

 

Timothy Renshaw, managing editor:

Instead of wasting more time reading social media posts, consider digesting a new analysis of humanity's past that could help map out a path to a more enlightened future. – NBC News  

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/new-book-dawn-everything-upends-assumptions-about-how-societies-develop-ncna1283489

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374157357

 

Another intriguing entry in hydrogen-powered zero-emissions commuting technology courtesy of research from the University of New South Wales. – Interesting Engineering

https://interestingengineering.com/meet-the-worlds-first-hydrogen-powered-bike-with-no-batteries?