Getting a Ride with Uber: What Would it Mean for Vancouver?

It has been exactly three years since Uber was last seen in Vancouver. From May to November 2012, Uber tested their luxury sedan... Read More

Shaping Portland Street: Downtown Dartmouth’s Draft Design Manual

Dartmouth – What started as a response to the lack of guidance about what height was appropriate in Downtown Dartmouth has... Read More

Imagining Edmonton’s Main Street

Jasper Avenue is said to be Edmonton’s main street. But what does that mean? Its multiple uses–as destination and as... Read More

EVENT: Vancouver Vanishes Book Launch and Discussion, Nov. 23rd

Anvil Press is please to invite you to the Vancouver Vanishes book launch and discussion of Vancouver’s vanishing heritage... Read More

Adaptive Re-Use: The Joy of Re-purposed Buildings

VHF would like to thank this post’s guest writer, Marta Farevaag – Urban Planner. In Vancouver, our residential neighbourhoods... Read More

Fredericton – The New Roundabout and the Crosswalk to Nowhere

FREDERICTON – When the City of Fredericton opened the new roundabout, there was a lot of local media coverage. It was the first... Read More

How to consult in gentrifying neighbourhoods

Every municipal planner knows that when the City convenes a public meeting to consult a community about a proposed project, the people... Read More

Whose Renaissance? Saint John’s future

SAINT JOHN – Down a deceptively desolate lane lies Port City Royal, a restaurant reminiscent of a salon, which has become a... Read More

Vancouver Art Gallery Reflections

I’m not sure when the informed, intelligent culture of design that characterized the formative years of Vancouver transformed, but... Read More

UrbSanity: Streetside spots—new tactics for public space

Last month, the NCC Capital Urbanism Lab hosted a talk with Mike Lydon, co-author of “Tactical Urbanism: Short-term action for... Read More