“Check This Out” – Fostering Community Through Co-ownership

It’s no secret that Vancouver’s hostile housing market has shut out many potential buyers. Young professionals and families looking... Read More

Book Review – Design For Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Author: John Cary (Island Press, 2017) The central theme of this book is dignity. Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for... Read More

Lore Krill – A Tale of Two Co-operative Housing Projects

Housing co-ops can encompass the closest form to a successful and authentic mixed-income concept. Co-ops allow the creation of high... Read More

The Death and Life of the Single-Family House

When experts try to explain how Vancouver’s history has impacted its housing crisis, they often point to Expo 86 as ground zero. But... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks: Partnerships in Urban Property Development

Authors: Nigel Dubben and Brendan Williams (Wiley, 2009) When developments are created it is generally the property developer or... Read More

Video Vancouver: Northeast False Creek Animation

Via Joseph Hruda: Concord Pacific Waterfront Entertainment District Master Plan & Animation by: CIVITAS Urban Design &... Read More

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

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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