Event: Jane’s Walk festival, May 3-5

Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban enthusiast, Jane Jacobs. We’re hoping you’ll lead... Read More

Book Review – Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places

Author:  Jeff Speck (Island Press, 2018) When I reviewed Walkable City, the precursor to this book by Jeff Speck in 2013, I was in a... Read More

How city hall is keeping needed change out of ‘stable neighbourhoods’

Item: In a development application [download PDF] heard by the Etobicoke-York district committee of adjustment in late February, a... Read More

Uh oh. I’m a Planner and Planning Makes Housing More Expensive

Thank Andy Yan for throwing yet another rock into the placid pond of our taken for granted assumptions. As someone who advocates... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

How a Smart, Progressive Property Tax Could Ease Our Housing Crisis

Guest author: Patrick Condon Does Vancouver need a new kind of tax on land? City council thinks it might, so has asked city staff to... Read More

Book Review – Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

Author: Francis Mansbridge (Harbour Publishing, 2018) The always-insightful Rebecca Solnit once wrote “A city always contains more... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Covered Playgrounds

http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2018/12/17/vancouverspeculations-covered-playgrounds/Covered playground concept. To enlarge the image... Read More

Guest Op-ed: Building a Waterfront City in Toronto

OP-ED: By City Councillor Joe Cressy Revitalizing our waterfront is the largest and longest-lasting project that we will leave for... Read More