Deconstructing Visuals

The power of imagery is well known. Architecture and design disciplines related to the built environment have a unique relationship to... Read More

Writing Vancouver: ‘Starting Over’ – A Personal Memoir in Search of the Future – Part 1

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Spacing Vancouver is excited to kick off this 3-Part poetic memoir by Graham McGarva. As founder of Baker... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 053, Food and Community

The pandemic has been an existential threat to restaurants, cafés, and bars in cities across Canada. It’s also been a financial... Read More

How Much of Vancouver Is Even Left to Plan?

Atop this article is a “Five-minute City” drawing I made in 2007 as Vancouver’s senior urban designer when my team was asked to scope... Read More

Book Review – The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Authors: Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) It is not a stretch to say that most contemporary urbanists... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 052, Public Realm Resolutions

We began 2020 with a bit of optimism — how could we know? We had an episode about the public realm and its importance, and spoke to urban... Read More

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 051, Toronto’s shelter disaster

In this episode, we look at the housing and homelessness crisis that has escalated into a full-blown disaster during the COVID-19... Read More

What can we learn from kids who thrived during COVID-19 lockdown?

COVID-19 has been a destructive force and cruel amplifier of inequalities for many Canadian families. In addition to the damage caused... Read More

Student Housing as a Response to the Housing Crisis

The global housing crisis is a challenging and multi-faceted problem. Part of the solution, already successfully employed by... Read More