Book Review From The Stacks: The New Downtown Library

Author: Shannon Mattern (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) “The legitimacy of the library is in question”   — Rem Koolhaas during... Read More

Book Review – Bike Boom: The Unexpected Resurgence of Cycling

Author: Carlton Reid (Island Press, 2017) “Not only is bicycle travel human scaled, healthful, and non-polluting, but it turns out to... Read More

Book Review – Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory

Author: Charles Waldheim (Princeton University Press, 2016) It goes without saying that despite its contemporary meaning, practice of... Read More

EVENT: City Conversations—A New Northeast False Creek Park, June 7, 2017

Presentation & Conversation on Northeast False Creek Park Design The Vancouver Park Board and the City of Vancouver, in... Read More

The oddities of the Dundas Street Extension

In December 1954, the railway tracks near Logan Avenue presented the final obstacle in one of Toronto’s first major post-war... Read More

WWW: Unexpected urban gems

The Strip: the unexpected, all-American city? Examining how Las Vegas can be defined as a model for modern urban development... Read More

Recap: Vancouver Design Week(end) 2017

Via Vancouver Design Week: With over 50 events in just two days the second edition of the Vancouver’s official interdisciplinary... Read More

WWW: Cities fighting for the death of car culture

Make cycling cool again How China is attempting to reverse its car-centric, status oriented, development agenda and re-popularize the... Read More

RELEASE: Vancouver Design Week(end) 2017

Showcasing stand out design talent from the edge of the world Vancouver’s official interdisciplinary design festival is back... Read More

Book Review – Medieval Cities: Their Origins and The Revival of Trade

Author: Henri Pirenne (Princeton University Press, 2014) The late fantasy novelist Terry Pratchett once stated: “If you do not know... Read More