Book Review: What Makes a Great City

Author: Alexander Garvin (Island Press/Center for Resource Economics, 2016) Alexander Garvin is an adjunct professor at the Yale... Read More

Driverless Cars and the Suburban Renaissance

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Some people debate whether Henry Ford, founder of the... Read More

Book Review – Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability

Author: Eyal Weizman (MIT Press, 2017) I was as surprised as anybody: consoling a number of design students in the foyer of the Museu... Read More

EVENT: Volunteer Downtown Public Space & Public Life Study with CoV and Gehl, Sept 14 & 16

Public Space & Public Life Study Shifts: Thursday, Sept 14 and Saturday, Sept 16 Training: Wednesday, Sept 13 from 6:00 to 8:00pm... Read More

LORINC: TOCore and Jennifer Keesmaat’s legacy

Since the City announced chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat’s departure last week, much of the commentary about her stint in that high... Read More

The first Modern apartment complex in Toronto

The three towers of the City Park co-op apartments on Wood Street behind Maple Leaf Gardens don’t really stand out among the... Read More

Release: Apply to become an Arbutus Champion

Via City of Vancouver: Residents invited to become Arbutus Champions as part of four-day ‘Design Jam’ Vancouver residents are invited... Read More

EVENT: VPSN Backyard BBQ Laneway Living Room, Sat. August 26th

Laneway Living Room: Backyard BBQ DATE: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 TIME: 12pm – 9pm LOCATION: 401 West Cordova (Laneway between... Read More

Video Vancouver: Stand up for Public Space

Via UN-Habitat: In this lecture, Luisa Bravo, president of City Space Architecture, advocates for that public space in cities is a... Read More

Video Vancouver: Transform Your City With Tactical Urbanism

Via Streetsfilms: If you’re a public space aficionado or transportation maven, one only needs to sign on to one of the various... Read More