LORINC: Doug Ford’s un-greening of Ontario

If you take a quick stroll through the Government of Ontario’s air quality tracker site – which I’d recommend doing before it... Read More

Alleys, Laneways and Life Between Buildings

Did you notice the laneways you passed this morning? Those grey strips of concrete used to store cars and garbage? If you missed these... Read More

Video: Why are we Getting Rid of a Highway in Vancouver?

Via About Here Facebook | Instagram Why are we about to get rid of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts in Vancouver? It’s a... Read More

Smart Technology, and Smarter Communities

Humans are a resilient species. We have reached nearly every corner of the globe and adapted our lifestyles over generations. However... Read More

Video Vancouver: When Do We get a Skytrain to UBC?

Via About Here Facebook | Instagram Is there ever going to be a skytrain to UBC? Here’s our thoughts. Read More

Video Vancouver: Burrard Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Via the City of Vancouver: Following its 80th year, Burrard Bridge underwent safety and structural repairs beginning with 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

Writing Vancouver – A Long Story this …

A Long Story this … It was at Quebec and Terminal in 1973, as a young immigrant hitch-hiker, I arrived at the Pacific... Read More

Future Ready Vancouver: Making Metro Vancouver the model for the resilient city

“WSP presents a panel discussion on the social and environmental opportunities and risks facing Vancouver. Panelists include Michael... Read More

The City of Illusions – Part 3

[Editors Note: This is a the third and final part in a series that seeks to connect the insights of Thomas Picketty’s well-known... Read More