Book Review – Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making Better Places

Author:  Jeff Speck (Island Press, 2018) When I reviewed Walkable City, the precursor to this book by Jeff Speck in 2013, I was in a... Read More

Designing streets for a new kind of delivery vehicle

E-commerce is driving the growth of the last-mile delivery industry, the step of delivery from distribution center to customer... Read More

Video Vancouver: Oslo – The Journey to Car-free

Via StreetFilms: In 2015, the newly elected city government of Oslo, Norway, announced its intention to make the downtown car-free by... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

Video Vancouver: Cambie Connected

Cambie Connected: Cycling Smithe, Nelson, Beatty, and the Bridge via small places It may not have the glamour of the Burrard Bridge or... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

Can we stop talking about congestion? It’s not the point

This is probably a pointless plea, but can we stop talking about congestion? Our conversations about transportation in Canadian urban... Read More

A Renegade Book Exchange, and Other Acts of ‘Urban Intervention’

On the southwest corner of Salsbury and Napier Streets, a block from Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, Penny Street and Stephen Holmes set... Read More

Event – Vancouver Public Library – morph: What Kind of City Do We Want? Plan For Change, Nov. 19th

morph: What Kind of City Do We Want? Plan For Change WHEN: Monday, November 19, 2018 (7:00 pm – 8:30 pm) WHERE: Central Library... Read More

10 Principles for a Rain-Friendly City

It is no secret that it rains a lot in Vancouver. The city sees over 160 rainy days a year – with much of it falling between October... Read More