PODCAST: Spacing Radio 053, Food and Community

The pandemic has been an existential threat to restaurants, cafés, and bars in cities across Canada. It’s also been a financial... Read More

How Much of Vancouver Is Even Left to Plan?

Atop this article is a “Five-minute City” drawing I made in 2007 as Vancouver’s senior urban designer when my team was asked to scope... Read More

LORINC: The never-ending war between Queen’s Park and City Hall

There could have scarcely been a more succinct visual metaphor for the chronically dysfunctional relationship between City Hall and... Read More

Housing, Like Beer, Is Better Done in Small Batches

Forty years ago, Molson, Labatt, and Carling O’Keefe collectively owned 96 percent of Canada’s beer market. Their shared monopoly... Read More

Book Review – Here & Gone: Artwork of Vancouver & Beyond

Text and watercolours by Michael Kluckner, Midtown Press, 2020  I could not have imagined Vancouver becoming such a city of contrasts... Read More

Event – Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci, Jan. 24

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci Online Panel Discussion Presented by the West Coast Modern League in Partnership with the West... Read More

RELEASE: Is there something in the air? These UBC researchers want to know

We all know air quality can sometimes be imperfect. The smells and aromas produced by traffic, businesses and industry, and... Read More

Book Review – The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design

Authors: Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) It is not a stretch to say that most contemporary urbanists... Read More

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

Weston Road as my main street

This selection of photographs by Peter MacCallum documenting Weston Road is published in conjunction with Spacing’s new issue... Read More