10 Tips for Blogging About Cities

In January, I was invited by the National Capital Commission in Ottawa to speak about urbanism and blogging. It challenged me to... Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Fuller: Architect for a Nation

Thomas Fuller: Architect for a Nation by Dorothy Mindenhall Lakehill Books, 2015. 158 pages, 92 illustrations, $45.00 Thomas Fuller... Read More

Vancouver Neighbourhood Population Change, 1971-2006

Cities are constantly transforming. Although we often focus on the most visible signs of change—new buildings and reconstructed public... Read More

Book Review: Streetfight—Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Authors: Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow (Viking Penguin, 2016) As New York City’s transportation commissioner under Mayor... Read More

The Vancouver Song: “It’s a big big city, but there ain’t no place for me”

“The Vancouver Song” by Tim Sars, 2016 The man in the video is Tim Sars.  He is the leader of the Vancouver institution... 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

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

Sustainable Architecture Meets Science: The BC Cancer Research Centre

It is well known that environmentalism and sustainability are critical elements of local environmental groups and organizations, such... Read More

Green Roofs: The North American Context

In the winter of 2014,  Associate Professor Daniel Roehr conducted a Green Roof Seminar for his landscape architecture and... Read More

What ETS riders need from a transit strategy: Part 2

Following the first part of this series, the second round of the transit strategy public meetings took place on November 17th and... Read More