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

Women’s urban citizenship: the history of purpose-built apartments for women

From turn of the century boarding houses to today’s condo boom, housing has long been both the gateway and the barrier to the city for... Read More

Event – Shaping Vancouver 2019: What’s the Use of Heritage? Conversation #1, May 21st

Shaping Vancouver 2019: What’s the Use of Heritage? Conversation #1: Reshaping Local Places Tuesday, May 21st, 2019: 7-9 PM... Read More

REID: On Public Etiquette

It’s not a coincidence that words for people who understand good etiquette – polite, urbane – are derived from classical words for... 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