UrbSanity: The LeBreton Community

The days and weeks following the public presentations of the two proposals for LeBreton Flats have seen both schemes dissected... Read More

118 Avenue: Just More Gentrification?

At some point, it would seem that every visitor or newcomer to our city will be asked to visit the Whyte Avenue strip. It’s not... Read More

‘Our Homes Can’t Wait!’ versus ‘Vancouver Debates I’

In the 1960s, Jane Jacobs stressed the importance of inclusivity in cities, as without it, “a city tends to become a collection of... Read More

WWJJD? What would Jane Jacobs do about LeBreton Flats

On Saturday February 6, a group of community leaders, artists, architects, planners, creators, writers, historians, professionals... Read More

Opening The Great Urbanarium Debates

George Bernard Shaw once said: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change... Read More

A Legacy of Holes

One summer, when I was a teenager, a life-sized replica of Stonehenge made of compacted trash was erected in the empty lot on... Read More

UrbSanity: Market Local

Historically markets have played an important role in cities and were often the heartbeat of the community. For many people they were... Read More

A Plea for Clear and Reasonable Rules for Cyclists

HALIFAX – Every morning I put on my helmet, get on my bike, and enter a world of legal anarchy. Trying to follow the rules is... Read More

Shaping Portland Street: Downtown Dartmouth’s Draft Design Manual

Dartmouth – What started as a response to the lack of guidance about what height was appropriate in Downtown Dartmouth has... Read More

Water Urbanisms

Vancouver is a rainy city surrounded by water. It is part of the Pacific Northwest, a place whose regional identity is almost wholly... Read More