Book Review: The Death and Life of the Single Family House

Author: Nathaniel Lauster (Temple University Press, 2016) In The Death and Life of the Single Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on... Read More

River District Appeals to Families with Walkability, Nature and Fun

Author’s Note:I am writing a short series, “Cities for Families” to showcase how local governments, non-profits and the private... Read More

Book Review—Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

Author: Nicholas de Monchaux (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Sometimes, you don’t know where you are going until you get there... Read More

Book Review—Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Author: Robert Kanigel (Knopf , 2016) Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs is the first significant biography of the woman who... Read More

Tiny house, anyone?

Had you asked me a couple years ago if my next project would focus on tiny houses, I would have scoffed at the thought. More so, I’d... Read More

Visual Thoughts #60

Last VT image: Snowy intersection in East Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Book Review – Infrastructural Monument

Author: MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Infrastructural Monument presented the products of a... Read More

Thom and NIMBY: An Odd Coupling

What are we talking about when we remember the dead? I’ve recently helped my family in Israel produce a book in memory of my... Read More

Housing Central 2016 – Inspiring Talks on Affordable Housing

On Nov 21 to 23, the Housing Central Conference—the biggest affordable housing conference in western Canada—took place at the Sheraton... Read More

“Cities for Families” Series: City of North Vancouver Creates Strategy that puts Children and Families First

CITIES FOR FAMILIES: LOCAL GOVERNMENT I am writing a short, three-part series, “Cities for Families” to showcase how local... Read More