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

EVENTS: Re-Imagining the city – The (im)possibility of Design forum, March 10/11, 2016

Exactly forty years ago, Vancouver hosted the first UN Habitat Conference. In 1976, cities were struggling to survive, global warming... Read More

EVENT: Urbanist Meetup—Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3pm-5pm

It’s time for the first Vancouver Urbanist Meetup of 2016. This month, we’ll be meeting on February 14th from 3-5:00pm at... 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

The City Before the City: “Righting History” in c̓əsnaʔəm

A public controversy erupted in 2012 when ancestral remains were unearthed during the pre-construction of a condo development on... Read More

The independent Toronto Republic of Rathnelly

To celebrate the Centennial, on Saturday, June 10,  1967, the roughly 400 residents of Rathnelly Ave. and several nearby streets... 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