Zoning Must Evolve – Part 1

“To Serve and Protect” – The Before Times Our shared affordable housing challenge is becoming a wicked problem... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Introduction

Vancouver’s Worst Zoning – 4743 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver (recently sold for $42 million). Image Credit: boomerinvancouver.com... Read More

Graphic Novella: You Forgot About Me! – Part 2

By Scot Hein with illustrations by Jaldhi Gohil. This is the second part of a two-part graphic novella, here offered as a... Read More

Graphic Novella: You Forgot About Me! – Part 1

By Scot Hein with illustrations by Jaldhi Gohil. This two-part graphic novella, “You Forgot About Me” is offered as a... Read More

Book Review | The City is Not A Computer

Author: Shannon Mattern (Princeton University Press, 2021) As we know, the world is in the thick of a data explosion that is affecting... Read More

Understanding Affordability: A Partial Picture – Bertaud’s Response

EDITOR’S NOTE: On December 20, 2019, I published Understanding Affordability: A Partial Picture. The piece focused on... Read More

What Did Vancouver Just Do to the Future of Co-op Living?

It’s surprising how relatively minor issues, such as a citywide street parking fee of $45 a year attracts so much press attention... Read More

Urban Reflections Series: Prologue

June 8th 2015: Adam wakes up to a sunny Monday morning; a blessing any Vancouverite appreciates. He does his daily routine of brushing... Read More

Book Review | Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

Author: Kristina Wilson (Princeton University Press, 2021) In Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the... Read More

On Kwikwetlem territory, a new vision for Riverview

The Riverview Lands, on the slope above the Coquitlam River, were known as a storied place. Settlers will remember the area most for... Read More