Yuri Artibiseis an experienced public policy advisor and digital engagement specialist with a passion for urban planning and community participation. He is the Executive Director of the Vancouver City Planning Commission, the principle of Yurbanism, an urban engagement and communications consultancy, and an elected director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia.

Book Review: Soft City

Author: David Sim (Island Press, 2019) Bringing the soft back to cities Cities are often caricatured as hard and harsh. Concrete... Read More

Video: Halifax vs Vancouver: Round One “Cycling”

Via PLANifax: Halifax and Vancouver may be on different sides of the country, but that’s not going to stop us from some friendly... Read More

Book Review: Where We Want to Live—Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities

Author: Ryan Gravel (St. Martin’s, 2016) It is not often that a graduate school project turns into a best selling book, let alone a... Read More

VIDEO: How Driverless Cars will Change Cities

Why some say driverless cars won’t just change the way we commute, but the way we live. (via CBC | The National) Read More

Going Wild in Vancouver

I recently met up with David Miller, the President & CEO of WWF-Canada, the Canadian division of the international World Wildlife... Read More

Book Review: Urban Acupuncture

Author: Jaime Lerner (Island Press, 2014) Jaime Lerner is a living legend among urbanists. Often mentioned in the same breath is Jane... Read More