Release: REFBC Building Change report released

People live in places. The places that we build – small towns, communities, cities, suburbs – all have impacts on our environment and... Read More

WWW: Inclusive urban visions

How to build inclusive communities Challenging urban segregation is essential for economic and social suitability but requires... Read More

Book Review: The Sea Ranch – Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, Place, and Community on the Northern California Coast

Edited by Donlyn Lyndon & Jim Alinder, (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) One hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma... Read More

LORINC: Why the Libs’ planning mistakes are fuelling the GTA’s real estate madness

Until the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) released a new report showing that a shortage of supply wasn’t, in fact, the... Read More

WWW: Combating injustice with innovation and participation

Building floating cities in French Polynesia as an answer to climate change A Silicon Valley tech firm is developing self-contained... Read More

HULCHANSKI: Trudeau’s housing spending is smoke and mirrors

In a year when the high cost of housing dominates the headlines, this year’s federal budget is promoting a bright shiny object: the... Read More

VIDEO: The “Missing Middle” in Vancouver’s Housing Density Debate

Via The Tyee: When you think of high urban density, you might think of big land assembly projects that end up in blockbusting towers... Read More

The Beginning of the Vancouver Special Revolution

It’s important to keep pre-existing buildings until they have outlived their usefulness. This makes sense economically... Read More

REID: Look to backyard housing too when talking laneway housing

Last week saw another of the regular surges of interest in laneway houses in Toronto. But we should also look to backyards without... Read More

Release: Free UBC online edX course – Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, April 4th

ECODESIGN FOR CITIES AND SUBURBS A New Free Internet Course Offered on edX by the University of British Columbia Architects, urban... Read More