Can We Raise Children in Vancouver? – UBC Dialogues Recap

Local leaders in social policy and population health tackled the question “Can we raise children in Vancouver” in the Creekside... Read More

Event: VanPlay Smart City Talks: Celebration + Diversity, November 1

Imagine Parks and Recreation. What could Vancouver’s parks, public space and recreation opportunities look like in 25 years? How about... Read More

Book Review – Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design

Author: Timothy Beatley (Island Press, 2016) The term “biophilia” may be new to many people. In recent years, people have become more... Read More

A modest proposal: An archeology park for downtown Toronto

Urban archaeology is a process that allows us to imagine the past in a very concrete way. And that imagining, even based on the... Read More

LORINC: Rob Ford drove his reputation into the ground

On October 2, 2013 – exactly, as it happens, four years ago today – a certain Detective Constable Khoshbooi, of the Toronto Police... Read More

LORINC: When “Friends of” park groups aren’t so friendly to outsiders

My inbox has been filling up all summer and into this balmy fall with the righteous indignation of two well-heeled neighbourhood... Read More

Video Vancouver: Stand up for Public Space

Via UN-Habitat: In this lecture, Luisa Bravo, president of City Space Architecture, advocates for that public space in cities is a... Read More

Design for reconciliation: The Indigenous Place Making Council reclaims public space for First Nations

“When Rita Joe first come to the city, she told me … the cement made her feet hurt.” The last line of George Ryga’s landmark... Read More

Mapping the flood vulnerability of the Toronto Islands

The recent inundation of the Toronto Islands has been a shocking reminder of their vulnerability. This spring saw the worst flooding... Read More

The story of the Toronto Island’s modern architecture

When the flood water on the Toronto Island eventually recedes it will reveal a damaged and possibly forever altered landscape. For the... Read More