Video Vancouver: Why cities are full of uncomfortable benches

Via Vox: That bench won’t be yours forever. When designing urban spaces, city planners have many competing interests to balance... Read More

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

Video Vancouver: Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?

Via Vox: Shared space designs, explained with 99% Invisible. Some cities in Europe are undergoing a fascinating transformation... Read More

Video Vancouver: Places for People Downtown

Via City of Vancouver: What’s your vision for public space in Downtown Vancouver? Over the summer, the City of Vancouver launched... Read More

Video Vancouver: Alleyway Revitalization

Via Conversation That Matters Re-Imagine Alleys in a major city for just a minute. Can you do it? They’re generally grungy, dark, dank... Read More

PODCAST: Spacing Radio 018, The Battle of Portage & Main

In this special episode, we devote our entire time to an issue that’s plagued Winnipeg for nearly 40 years: pedestrians are not... Read More

Book Review – Villages in the City: A Guide to South China’s Informal Settlements

Editor: Stefan Al (University of Hawai’i Press, 2014) Although writing and research on informal settlements has increased... Read More

Video Vancouver: The Neonbender

Via Telus STORYHIVE: Vancouver was once famous for its bright neon boulevards. In this episode, we’ll meet a neon sign maker who is... Read More

Video Vancouver: Rainy Day (with @5kids1condo)

Via small places: Those rainy days on the cycle ways: shopping, sloshing, stopping, onward again. Family time downtown, all mere... Read More

Vancouver 2.0

Tucked into the north-east corner of Vancouver lies the unassuming neighbourhood of Hastings-Sunrise. Bound by the waters of the... Read More