What Makes Stanley Park the Number One Park in the World

Vancouver’s 400 hectare¬†urban oasis was recently voted the number one park in the world according to¬†Trip Advisor, a travel... Read More

Book Review – Bing Thom Works

“As the author himself states, this is not the typical architect’s monograph. For the book, Bing Thom has selected a... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – City Clock (Broadway-City Hall station)

Click here to see the full image. The city is multi-dimensional. One of the main dimensions is time. Built up of layers of schedules ‚Ä... Read More

Book Review – People Habitat: 25 Ways to Think About Greener, Healthier Cities

¬†Author: F. Kaid Benfield (Island Press, 2013) One thing I am constantly reminded of when reviewing the many books I’ve had the... Read More

Visual Thoughts #41

Last VT image: View from English Bay (First) Beach – Vancouver, BC. *** Erick Villagomez¬†is one of the founding editors at... Read More

BOOK REVIEW – Socially Restorative Urbanism: The theory, process and practice of Experiemics

Authors: Kevin Thwaites, Alice Mathers, Ian Simkins (Routledge, 2014) Over the past several decades, a number of frameworks have... Read More

Visual Thoughts #40

Last VT image: Britannia Mining Museum – Squamish, BC. *** Erick Villagomez¬†is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver... Read More

Book Review: River Notes – A Natural History of the Colorado

Author: Wade Davis¬†(Island Press, 2012) I was shocked that I had not heard of Wade Davis before reading this book. For a man who has... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Mannahatta: An Natural History of New York City

Author: Eric W. Sanderson¬†(Harry N. Abrams, 2013) Cities are inseparable from their unique landscapes.¬† The values and culture of the... Read More

FUEL Vancouver – Where are we now?

On Thursday, May 29, I had the opportunity to attend Day 1 of Dialogues of the FUEL conference here in Vancouver. FUEL ambitiously... Read More