Book Review – Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness: Architectural Multiculturalism in North America

Author: Donia Zhang (Routledge, 2015) Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness deals with the impact of the design of ethnic Chinese... Read More

Video Vancouver: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Via TED Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially... Read More

A Vancouver Parable: False Prophets, Green Illusions and Vanishing Neighbourhoods

A stroll along Vancouver’s Broadway west of Macdonald offers the pedestrian many small, engaging storefronts. The low awnings provide... Read More

Vancouver’s Built Legacy: Transitioning a DTES Jail to Affordable Living

Steps from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside police headquarters, stands a former jail that once haunted the community even beyond its... Read More

Maintaining History: Preserving Special Sites through Good Maintenance

Vancouver’s historic buildings and streetscapes offer diverse residential and commercial spaces and contribute numerous benefits for a... Read More

Copenhagen: Textbook Urbanism

Jan Gehl is probably the best tour guide you could ever hope for in Copenhagen. And so it was, after luxuriating over a couple of long... Read More

Book Review – Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design

Author: Timothy Beatley (Island Press, 2016) The term “biophilia” may be new to many people. In recent years, people have become more... Read More

How The City of Vienna Handles Affordable Housing and Inclusivity

Vienna is an internationally renowned city, attractive to employees from the high-tech industry, scholars, scientists and other... Read More

How UBC Library is helping to preserve heritage buildings in Vancouver.

UBC Library’s B.C. Historical newspaper archives, part of the university’s publicly-accessible Open Collections, is playing a critical... Read More

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