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

How to consult in gentrifying neighbourhoods

Every municipal planner knows that when the City convenes a public meeting to consult a community about a proposed project, the people... Read More

Getting inspired by public space

It was great to see 200 talented young people in their twenties and thirties gathered together to talk about public space. Earlier... Read More

Whose Renaissance? Saint John’s future

SAINT JOHN – Down a deceptively desolate lane lies Port City Royal, a restaurant reminiscent of a salon, which has become a... Read More

UrbSanity: Streetside spots—new tactics for public space

Last month, the NCC Capital Urbanism Lab hosted a talk with Mike Lydon, co-author of “Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for... Read More

Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU: Part 2

Yesterday, we highlight the speakers and issues discussed at the SFU’s Housing in the City Beyond The Headlines storytelling event... Read More

What do ETS riders need from a transit strategy? Part 1

Anyone who has ridden our transit system over the past month can hardly have missed the almost ubiquitous posters and advertisements... Read More

RELEASE: Thousands Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver in 2040

11,000 Dreamers ‘Re-Imagined’ Downtown Vancouver as a Rain-proofed, Affordable Home for all in 2040 In 2040, downtown Vancouver will... Read More

Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU: Part 1

In 2007, Miloon Kothari, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right for Adequate Housing,  called Canada’s housing situation... Read More

Video Vancouver: TILT City—Engagaing the Street

On November 4, 2015, over 100 designers ,architects, students and community members took to the street of downtown Vancouver as part... Read More