Urban greenways can reduce neighbourhood carbon emissions

Cities working to prioritize active transportation with the aim of reducing neighbourhood carbon emissions now has some of the first... Read More

REID: The Unilever lands and public space

The Unilever Precinct (also sometimes called “East Harbour”) is a remarkable opportunity to create an entirely new business district... Read More

REID: Some interesting public furniture in Russia

I recently returned from a trip to several cities in Russia, and wanted to share some interesting public space furniture ideas I... Read More

Video Vancouver: Chinatown Divided

Are new developments an opportunity or a threat to Chinatown? Here’s About Here‘s attempt to explore both sides of this issue. Read More

Alleys, Laneways and Life Between Buildings

Did you notice the laneways you passed this morning? Those grey strips of concrete used to store cars and garbage? If you missed these... Read More

Video Vancouver: Burrard Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Via the City of Vancouver: Following its 80th year, Burrard Bridge underwent safety and structural repairs beginning with the... Read More

Video Vancouver: Measuring Magic — Improvisation

Via Project for Public Spaces: PPS founder Fred Kent shares his insights on improvisation in public space, including why it matters... Read More

Book Review – Redesigning Gridded Cities: Key Examples

Author: Joan Busquets with Pablo Perez-Ramos, Nikos Katsikis, Christina Crawford, Dingliang Yang (Applied Research + Design... Read More

Video Vancouver: Measuring Magic — Comfort

PPS founder Fred Kent shares his insights on comfort in public space, including why it matters, what to look for, and how to make it... Read More

Why not wood? How good architecture and a sense of material, could help the Chateau Laurier addition finally get it right

When the new design for the highly controversial Chateau Laurier addition was shared with the public in early February, it was... Read More