Too Obsessed with ‘Character’ Homes?

Go to just about any Vancouver council meeting or public hearing to do with urban growth and you can bet someone will say that change... Read More

LORINC: NIMBYs vs Garden Suites, Season 2

Here’s an odd little mystery about a freshly filed appeal by a residents association coalition of council’s new... Read More

Spacing Express: Winners of the Urbanarium Mixing Middle Competition

Urbanarium has just announced the winners of The Mixing Middle competition, which sought innovative mixed–use designs for four... Read More

‘Most Livable City?’ A 30-Year Gap in Life Expectancy Exists Within Vancouver

Live in Vancouver? Then you’ve seen those annual rankings that celebrate it as one of the world’s “most livable cities.” But zoom in... Read More

Why Small Shops Along Broadway Are Getting Fried

This is a story about a little fast food shop for sale and its challenges. It’s also a story of what these obstacles mean for both... Read More

Corner Commons: Creative placemaking on a suburban scale

Clara Stewart-Robertson is Manager of Community Planning and Development, Jane/Finch Centre; Ernestine Aying is Community Design... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 063, The War on Robots

We end the year with a classic case of man vs. machine, as journalist and culture writer Graham Isador talks about tiny delivery... Read More

Vancouver Needs Way More Co-ops. Here’s How to Get Them

The cost of housing has reached a crisis point in Vancouver, with no clear agreement on what to do about it. Which made it a rare... Read More

Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

The City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been released for public comment and is full of dramatic proposals. Profusely illustrated... Read More

The fading of the garment district factories: McGregor Socks, Spadina Avenue, 2003

In 2003 I began a two part documentary photography project featuring the McGregor Socks knitting mill on Spadina Avenue, and the Korex... Read More