Book Review – Timber in the City: Design and Construction in Mass Timber

Author: Andrew Bernheimer (Oro Editions, 2015) About two and a half years ago I had the opportunity in my last year of University to... Read More

EVENT: City Conversations—Federal Election Forum on Urban Issues, Oct 1

With over 80% of the Canadian population now living in urban areas, it is time for a national conversation on key issues that affect... Read More

UrbSanity: The public city

Cities are communities. While we all have our private concerns, goals, and obligations, as a city we also have to think collectively... Read More

Inclusive Cities: A Tale of Two Revitalization Projects

For cities to be healthy and happy, researchers have increasingly emphasized the importance of implementing inclusive cities –... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks – Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-carbon World

These days it has become nearly impossible to open a newspaper or read a website without encountering numerous doomsday predictions of... Read More

Kids in the City: Raising a family in a 500sq ft laneway home

Akua Schatz, a director at the Canadian Green Building Council, and her photographer husband, Brendon Purdy, currently live in a home... Read More

RELEASE: New Westminster Affordable Housing Projects on Small Sites: Request for Proposals

The City of New Westminster is requesting proposals (RFP) for innovative affordable ownership or rental housing projects for two... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Narrow Houses: New Directions in Efficient Design

Author: Avi Friedman (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010)   Avi Friedman is an architecture professor at McGill University who has... Read More

Oppose the building, not the people

HALIFAX – Know what happens when too many rats live together? According to one influential study, they become violent and... Read More

Rethinking Brossard’s Panama Hub

Each year, Dr. Pierre Gauthier, a professor in Concordia’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, gives his Advanced Urban... Read More