118 Avenue: Just More Gentrification?

At some point, it would seem that every visitor or newcomer to our city will be asked to visit the Whyte Avenue strip. It’s not... Read More

EVENTS: Re-Imagining the city – The (im)possibility of Design forum, March 10/11, 2016

Exactly forty years ago, Vancouver hosted the first UN Habitat Conference. In 1976, cities were struggling to survive, global warming... Read More

Museum of Vancouver Launches Your Future Home: Creating The New Vancouver

Following last week’s Vancouver Debates #1 kick off event at the Museum of Vancouver, visitors where invited to the launch of... Read More

Pour one out for the Toronto Coach Terminal

For an busy intercity transit hub in a major North American city, the Toronto Coach Terminal is a sorry sight. Marooned a significant... Read More

Sustainable Architecture Meets Science: The BC Cancer Research Centre

It is well known that environmentalism and sustainability are critical elements of local environmental groups and organizations, such... Read More

A Legacy of Holes

One summer, when I was a teenager, a life-sized replica of Stonehenge made of compacted trash was erected in the empty lot on... Read More

MESLIN: While other cities embrace street murals, Toronto staff reject it

It’s been seven months since I wrote about the Regal Heights street mural, a community-driven art project painted by neighbours... Read More

Event: Re-Imagining the city – The (im)possibility of Design forum, March 10/11

Exactly forty years ago, Vancouver hosted the first UN Habitat Conference. In 1976, cities were struggling to survive, global warming... Read More

Book Review: Ladders (2nd edition)

Author: Albert Pope (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015) “The contemporary city, the city that is at this moment under... Read More

EVENT – MOV: Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver, Jan 21-Mar. 15

Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver WHEN: Jan. 21-May 15, 2016 WHERE: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street... Read More