The Artful City

The Artful City is a bi-weekly blog series exploring the evolution of public art and its role in the transformation of Toronto, both... 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

Museum of Vancouver Launches Your Future Home: Creating The New Vancouver

Following last week’s Vancouver Debates #1 kick off event at the Museum of Vancouver, visitors where invited to the launch of... Read More

EVENT: Cǝsnǝʔǝm, the City before the City , Jan. 28th

WHEN: Thursday January 28 at 7:30pm WHERE: The Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street SPEAKERS: Viviane Gosselin (Curator of... Read More

Book Review – Made in British Columbia: Eight Ways of Making Culture

Author: Maria Tippett (Harbour Publishing, 2015) When I first received this book for review, I was intrigued by the premise it... Read More

The Plague of Street Numbering

One of the significant challenges of the 1912 amalgamation of Strathcona and Edmonton was street naming. The two municipalities had... 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: 7 bicentennial ideas for the NCC

As buzz grows about our sesquicentennial in 2017, the National Capital Commission wants us to place our sites on the bicentennial. In... Read More

EVENT: MOV/Urbanarium – Vancouver Debates I, Jan. 20

Vancouver Debates I – Open All Neighbourhoods to Densification WHEN: Wednesday, January 20 WHERE: Museum of Vancouver, 1100... Read More

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

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