Book Review – Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

Author: Vaclav Smil (MIT Press, 2019) There are few terms as pervasive in discussions about contemporary cities than “growth”. It... Read More

EVENT: Grandview Heritage Tour

Explore this unique, vibrant neighbourhood with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2019, 12PM TO 5PM $30/$23... Read More

Time for public art: the New Toronto Courthouse construction site mural

As readers of my column know, I am an avid promoter of site-specific artworks, and I’m not alone. The kinds of conversations we are... Read More

Book Review – The Largest Art: A Measured Manifesto for a Plural Urbanism

Author: Brent D. Ryan (MIT Press, 2017) Contemporary cities are the most complex entities humanity has ever created. To be sure, we... Read More

Notes from Charlottetown

As the new BC/Yukon regional director of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, I recently had the privilege of meeting in June... Read More

Event – UBC Heritage Vancouver Tour & Talk, June 12th

Heritage Vancouver Tour & Talk: War Memorial Gym and Heritage at UBC DATE: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 TIME: 6:30-9:30 PM COST... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More

Event – Vancouverism Book Launch + Presentation, June 17th

On Monday, June 17th we will be celebrating international planning and urban design expert Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism... Read More

Fascist neighbours: Thanks to Mussolini’s rise, Toronto’s Italian fascists were energetic in asserting their worldview

During the 1920s and 1930s, Italian Torontonians witnessed the establishment and expansion of a sizeable fascist element within their... Read More

Modernist Masterpiece: The Downs Residence

Variations of the Modern Movement in architecture which started in Europe in the 1920s can be seen across North America, and on the... Read More