Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 3

Planning Goals and Objectives – Shortcomings The usefulness of the methods and techniques described in Common City Planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 2

Common City Planning Initiatives We would be forgiven if our initial reaction to the nature of the contemporary city described in Part... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 1

Can city design be good? Few would doubt that they can, yet an honest answer must be tentative. It must pry into city planning... Read More

Urban Technologies: The Unintended Consequences

If you walk by the bike parkade at Main Street Science World in the evening you will see a handful of bikes. If you look closely... Read More

Track to the future: Advocates want to passenger rail back to the Fraser Valley

A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and it could do the same thing today, says a group... Read More

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