Event: Granville Island 2040, Dec. 3rd

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, the public is invited to the Revue Stage (east side of the Public Market) on... Read More

Lightworks: A Precedent for Preserving Vancouver’s Industrial Heritage?

We’ve all read the stories about Vancouver’s disregard for heritage homes, about the frequent demolition of gorgeous character houses... Read More

Book Review—America’s Urban Future: Lessons From North of the Border

Authors: Roy Tomalty and Alan Mallach (Island Press, 2015) Urban America has a thing or two to learn from north of the border—that is... Read More

Book Review: Where We Want to Live—Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities

Author: Ryan Gravel (St. Martin’s, 2016) It is not often that a graduate school project turns into a best selling book, let alone a... Read More

Transportation, Technology and Urban Transformation

We are in the midst of a resurgence of interest and investment in transit. Across North America and at nearly every level of... Read More

THE ARTFUL CITY: Public Art Doesn’t Have to be Forever

By: Rebecca Carbin Previous Artful City posts chronicle recent developments and historical perspectives on the public art landscape in... Read More

EVENT – The Human Scale: Film Screening and Discussion at the Rio, Nov. 8th

The Human Scale: Film Screening and Discussion WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 8th – Doors and reception 6:00 pm | Movie 7:00 pm WHERE: The... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – The Wayfinding Handbook: Information Design for Public Places

Author: David Gibson (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) Navigation is a sophisticated and complex practice, but also one that we... Read More

Happy Streets “Living Lab” Results Suggest Public Space Affects Wellbeing

How do we know when we are in a good public space? Does it make us happier, more calm, or even more generous? We can get the sense... Read More

Book Review: The City That Never Was

Author: Christopher Marcinkoski (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) The world captured within The City That Never Was by Christopher... Read More