Book Review: Infinite Suburbia

Editors: Alan M. Berger, Joel Kotkin with Celina Balderas Guzman (Princeton Architectural Press, 2017) According to Queens... Read More

RELEASE: COV Northeast False Creek final plan will be going to Council, Jan. 31

The City of Vancouver has released the final plan for Northeast False Creek, which will guide the creation of a vibrant new waterfront... Read More

Book Review – Velotopia: The Production of Cyclespace in Our Minds and Our Cities

Author: Steven Fleming (nai010 publishers, 2017) “No one would say Le Corbusier’s Plan Voisin did good for the world, but we can learn... Read More

Book Review – The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream

Author: Stefan Al (The MIT Press, 2017) The first time I visited Las Vegas, I was quickly taken aback at the structures. I’d just... Read More

The curious state of cycling in Japan

When we look for examples of great cycling cities or countries, we often look to Denmark or the Netherlands. For a good reason, of... Read More

Video Vancouver: Residential streets are too wide. Here’s why.

Via City Beautiful: In many places in the United States, residential streets were as wide as busy city streets. I understand why urban... Read More

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