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

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 who obtain a Quick Fix for sale... Read More