Book Review – Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking

Author: Eran Ben-Joseph (MIT Press, 2015) Surface parking lots are ever-present in the contemporary city. Moovelab’s incredible... Read More

Event: The 24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Dec. 21

The 24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Date: December 21 Time: 6–10 pm Price: Single: $10 | Dual (2 Single tickets): $15 ... Read More

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