Why I revived the Bureau of Municipal Research

Ten years ago, as a grad student researching the history of Toronto’s waterfront, I came across a study, published in 1977, that could... Read More

Book Review – Copp House

Author: Adele Weder (ORO Editions (2017)  In a mansion-filled Vancouver neighbourhood not far from the University of British Columbia... Read More

Writing Vancouver – Smashed Egg Syndrome

SMASHED EGG SYNDROME or How to Make an Omelette If you want to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs. — City of Burnaby... Read More

Release: VAHA and CoV announce Community Land Trust to build 1,000 affordable rental housing

Mayor Gregor Robertson, and the CEO of the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency (VAHA), Luke Harrison, announced Community Land Trust... Read More

Video Vancouver: Urbanarium Missing Middle Debate 2018

How does lot assembly impact the experience of our urban environments? A provocative video by Hema Ramnani & Scot Hein for the... Read More

Book Review – Walls and a Roof: The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession

Author: Reinier de Graaf (Harvard University Press, 2017) Architecture is a strange discipline, full of contradictions: it is at once... Read More

Release: How should the City of Vancouver invest revenue from the Empty Homes Tax?

Via the City of Vancouver: We have an update for you on the Empty Homes Tax. In its first year, the Empty Homes Tax will generate an... Read More

REID: Hi-Lo-rise infill buildings

Amidst the discussion of the potential and challenges of building new mid-rise buildings to increase density along Toronto’s... Read More

Release: Living in an apartment with kids? Share your experiences

Via City of Vancouver: The City of Vancouver is seeking input from apartment-dwelling families with children to help plan for spaces... Read More

What Airbnb is doing to Toronto’s rental apartment market

As housing prices continue to soar in major cities across the world, Airbnb’s profits are following suit. This is not a coincidence... Read More