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

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 032, Housing Toronto

In this episode, we look at housing from a number of angles. Spacing Senior Editor John Lorinc and urban planner Cheryll Case give us... Read More

RELEASE: Community Housing for Resilient Communities, April 1st

Community Housing for Resilient Communities WHEN: Monday, April 01, 2019 – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm WHERE: Victoria Conference... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

Video Vancouver: Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019

Climate change, housing prices, alternative transportation, and mega-projects. Will it be two steps forward or two steps back? For more... Read More

Acton Ostry Architects: 25 Years Young

While an architecture student at UBC in 1998, our class was asked to go out around Vancouver and photograph examples of ‘weather... Read More

Three areas that will help relieve Toronto’s housing crisis

George Popper is a Toronto architect While Toronto desperately needs affordable housing, I believe the first step towards that goal is... Read More

LORINC: What’s the big idea behind Housing Now?

John Tory’s executive committee convenes today to consider, among other items, the fleshed out implementation strategy for the first... Read More

Why Vancouver Needs an ‘Affordability Bank’

Vancouver needs an Affordability Bank. Here’s what that would be: A new policy that allows people choosing to build new single-family... Read More