‘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

Edmonton’s urbanism headlines: November 16 – 22

URBAN DEVELOPMENT Edmonton’s Architecture: Shape of things to come [Globe and Mail] Edmonton’s Ice District development spurring... Read More

Water Urbanisms

Vancouver is a rainy city surrounded by water. It is part of the Pacific Northwest, a place whose regional identity is almost wholly... Read More

Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU: Part 2

Yesterday, we highlight the speakers and issues discussed at the SFU’s Housing in the City Beyond The Headlines storytelling event... Read More

Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU: Part 1

In 2007, Miloon Kothari, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right for Adequate Housing,  called Canada’s housing situation... Read More

Halloween For Planning Nerds: CANDY DENSITY

Halloween is an Urbanist Holiday (shhh don’t tell anybody) Halloween as a Holiday – more than any other – is about neighbourhood. It... Read More