Book Review From The Stacks – Visionary Cities

Our cities are in crisis and their futures depend on architects and urbanists who are willing to look beyond today’s realities to... Read More

Book Review – Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public

Author: Doug Suisman (ORO Editions, 2014) As an urban design instructor, practitioner and bibliophile, it is a rare pleasure to... Read More

Book Review: Atlas of Cities

Editor: Paul Knox (Princeton University Press, 2014) With cities at the centre of all major global phenomena—from climate change to... Read More

Reflections on the Life of John Friedmann

Internationally-renowned planning theorist John Friedmann passed away on June 12, 2017 in Vancouver. At 91, John was an honorary... Read More

Housing as a Human Right: Miloon Kothari at the MOV

When Fidel Castro took power over Cuba, the country experienced major changes in its housing policies. Evictions of tenants were... Read More

Book Review: Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Author: Eve Lazarus (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017) In recent years, Vancouver has enjoyed a renaissance of histories exploring the... Read More

10 Common Ground Principles for Affordable Housing

When it comes to affordable housing, are there some principles we can all agree on? Last year, Generation Squeeze – a political... Read More

Queen Elizabeth Park: Vancouver’s Axis Mundi

There is wide agreement among scholars of comparative mythology that the ‘axis mundi’ is the most ancient and culturally... Read More

Visual Thoughts #61

Last VT image: Idiosyncratic attic window in Strathcona, Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing... Read More

Audacious Planning: Takeaways from the 2017 UBC SCARP Student Symposium

The 9th annual UBC SCARP Student Symposium took place on Friday, March 3rd at the AMS Nest on the UBC Campus. This year’s theme... Read More