Book Review: The Language of Cities

Author: Deyan Sudjic (Penguin Press, 2016)  The early moderns did all they could to find ways of controlling the uncontrollable city... Read More

How Should France Rebuild Notre-Dame?

In the Spring of 1163, with King Louis VII and Pope Alexander III present, the construction of Notre-Dame de Paris began. In 1345, it... Read More

Seeing Environment

An announcement from the captivated Oscar Woodbead. I have previously written on my belief that sound should be a more valued... Read More

Chinatown in Colour, Before Condos and Coffee Bars

From sausage makers to seamstresses, a set of recently digitized photographs by Paul Yee reveal life in Vancouver’s Chinatown before... Read More

Book Review – Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures

Author: Weiss/Manfredi– Princeton Architectural Press (2018) In considering the evolution of ecological, urban, and social... Read More

Uh oh. I’m a Planner and Planning Makes Housing More Expensive

Thank Andy Yan for throwing yet another rock into the placid pond of our taken for granted assumptions. As someone who advocates... Read More

RELEASE: Community Housing for Resilient Communities, April 1st

Community Housing for Resilient Communities WHEN: Monday, April 01, 2019 – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm WHERE: Victoria Conference... Read More

Book Review – Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise: Green and Gray Strategies

Author: Stefan Al (Island Press, 2018) Many of our world’s urban centres lie along the shores of oceans and seas. As areas of rapid... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

Acton Ostry Architects: 25 Years Young

While an architecture student at UBC in 1998, our class was asked to go out around Vancouver and photograph examples of ‘weather... Read More