On Walking and the Future of Cities: An Evening with Jeff Speck

On a balmy Tuesday night I found myself walking towards Lost Lagoon along Alberni Street. I parked my car at a nearby parking garage... Read More

Podcast: The Laws of Settlements with Erick Villagomez

From a small Nova Scotia town to booming Barcelona to the mega-city of Jakarta, are there any laws that govern all human settlements... Read More

Book Review – Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design

Author: Kat Holmes (The MIT Press, 2017) The idea of universal design is powerful and (hopefully) prevalent in everything designers... Read More

Book Review – Inventing Future Cities

Author: Michael Batty (MIT Press, 2018) Given the state of the world, it is fair to say that the future of cities is intimately... Read More

Book Review – Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media

Author: Shannon Mattern (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) There is little doubt that the influx of digital technologies is... Read More

Seeing Environment

An announcement from the captivated Oscar Woodbead. I have previously written on my belief that sound should be a more valued... Read More

Chinatown in Colour, Before Condos and Coffee Bars

From sausage makers to seamstresses, a set of recently digitized photographs by Paul Yee reveal life in Vancouver’s Chinatown before... Read More

On This Patch of Grass: An Interview with Matt Hern, Daisy Couture, Selena Couture, and Sadie Couture

Parks are an important part of the contemporary city. Yet, the fact that parks are so common place makes critically discussion around... Read More

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