Uh oh. I’m a Planner and Planning Makes Housing More Expensive

Thank Andy Yan for throwing yet another rock into the placid pond of our taken for granted assumptions. As someone who advocates... Read More

Designing streets for a new kind of delivery vehicle

E-commerce is driving the growth of the last-mile delivery industry, the step of delivery from distribution center to customer... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

Book Review – Close Up At A Distance: Mapping Technology and Politics

Author: Laura Kurgan (Zone Books, 2012) Close Up At A Distance: Mapping Technology and Politics is an excellent introduction to the... Read More

Why Vancouver Needs an ‘Affordability Bank’

Vancouver needs an Affordability Bank. Here’s what that would be: A new policy that allows people choosing to build new single-family... Read More

Redesigning Cities to Support Seniors Stuck in Suburban Sprawl

Rasiklal Joshi never took the bus. He always drove — until he reached his 80s and his doctor told him to stop. “I tried to persuade my... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Covered Playgrounds

http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2018/12/17/vancouverspeculations-covered-playgrounds/Covered playground concept. To enlarge the image... Read More

A Renegade Book Exchange, and Other Acts of ‘Urban Intervention’

On the southwest corner of Salsbury and Napier Streets, a block from Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, Penny Street and Stephen Holmes set... Read More

All about Housing: A Small Housing BC Summit and Housing Central Conference Summary

Affordable Housing has been a hot and heavy topic in Vancouver for over a decade. Between 2006 to 2016 the price of detached houses... Read More