Happy Streets “Living Lab” Results Suggest Public Space Affects Wellbeing

How do we know when we are in a good public space? Does it make us happier, more calm, or even more generous? We can get the sense... Read More

RELEASE: City appoints Gil Kelley as the General Manager of Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability

City of Vancouver News Release: “Gil’s extensive experience in cities like San Francisco and Portland is highly valuable at a... Read More

Can a New Community Plan Reverse Population Decline in Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodland Neighbourhood?

For the last 15 years, the population of Vancouver’s historic Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood has shrunk. Recent census data shows... Read More

Is a YIMBY Movement Forming in Vancouver?

A few weeks ago, I was imploring young people to get out and make some noise on housing affordability. Well, it turns out some of... Read More

Notes on West Coast Modernism—The Ray Residence

With the West Vancouver Museum 11th Annual West Coast Modern home tour just around the corner, on July 9th, reflecting on the... Read More

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