Andrew Cuthbert works as a planner helping urban and rural communities realize their goals. When not working Andrew can most likely be found on his bike taking in the sights and fresh air.

“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

The curious state of cycling in Japan

When we look for examples of great cycling cities or countries, we often look to Denmark or the Netherlands. For a good reason, of... 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

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 – Infrastructural Monument

Author: MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (Princeton Architectural Press, 2016) Infrastructural Monument presented the products of a... Read More

The Vancouver Song: “It’s a big big city, but there ain’t no place for me”

“The Vancouver Song” by Tim Sars, 2016 The man in the video is Tim Sars.  He is the leader of the Vancouver institution... Read More

Book Review – Fantastic Cities: A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined

Author: Steve McDonald (Chronicle Books, 2015) Fantastic Cities is a colouring book.  Not a colouring book intended for children, but... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – British Columbia as Westeros

For an enlarged version of the map click here Fantasy fiction mostly takes place is vast and fantastical imaginary geographies. The... Read More

In Defense of Cyclists

Times are tough. Well not really that tough, but every once in a while the balance is upset and people start to raise their voices... Read More