EVENT: Semiahmoo Arts Society’s Soup Bowl Fundraiser, Oct 5th

Date: October 5th at 5pm Location: Turnbull Gallery at the South Surrey Rec. & Arts Centre, 14601 – 20th Avenue Surrey, BC V4A 9P5... Read More

Event: CoV Free Public Art Walking Tours, September 27, 28 & 29

Join us and celebrate the 10th annual Culture Days! The City of Vancouver Public Art program is offering 10 walking tours in 4 areas... Read More

It’s complicated — our relationship with Instagram and nature

On a hike to Upper Joffre Lake near Pemberton this summer, I saw a dozen people frozen in the same pose. In one hand, they held out... Read More

WexPOPS pops-up in a vibrant suburban stripmall

WexPOPS is a pilot of the plazaPOPS project, an initiative spearheaded by Daniel Rotsztain, aka The Urban Geographer, and Brendan... Read More

Book Review – The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology In Its Place To Reclaim Our Urban Future

Author: Ben Green (MIT Press, 2019)  This book is about the battle for the future of cities. The smart city may represent the next... Read More

When is efficient too efficient? Tech lessons from the port city of Hamburg

Cities can have ports, and many do. Moreover, successful ports make for thriving cities. But ports are not cities. They are not models... Read More

Notes from Charlottetown

As the new BC/Yukon regional director of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, I recently had the privilege of meeting in June... Read More