Christine McLaren is a freelance journalist who investigates solutions to urban problems. Her writing and research explores how the shape of our cities impacts the lives and behavior of those living in them and how shifting social, environmental, and economic climates are changing our relationship with the urban fabric. She has written and reported for numerous magazines and print, online, and television news outlets, was the lead researcher for award-winning Canadian journalist and Lab Team member Charles Montgomery’s upcoming book Happy City, and conducted research for National Geographic Emerging Explorer Alexandra Cousteau‘s upcoming book, This Blue Planet.

She is currently traveling as the resident blogger for the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile urban think tank investigating urban solutions in nine cities around the world.

Book Review: A History of Future Cities

Author: Daniel Brook (W.W. Norton, 2013) Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai and St. Petersburg might not seem like the most obvious combination... Read More

2012 InReview: New cartographers

While our Spacing Vancouver contributors continue their well-deserved break, we would like to take the opportunity highlight some of... Read More

Reflections on the World Urban Forum

[Editor’s Note: This is the final piece of Christine McLaren’s coverage of the World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy... Read More

Private Sector, Public Good

[Editor’s Note: Resident blogger for the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Christine McLaren, continues her coverage of the World Urban Forum... Read More

Mind the Gap: Examining Urban Issues in the Developed and Developing Worlds

[Editor’s Note: Resident blogger for the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Christine McLaren, continues her coverage of the World Urban Forum... Read More

UN-Habitat Launches Open-Data Platform

[Editor’s Note: Resident blogger for the BMW Guggenheim Lab, Christine McLaren, continues her coverage of the World Urban Forum... Read More

WUF 6 Opens With Strong Call for National Urban Policies, Urban Expansion Plans

[Editor’s Note: Former Vancouver reporter Christine McLaren is traveling around the world as the resident blogger for the BMW... Read More

Welcome to the World Urban Forum

[Editor’s Note: Former Vancouver reporter Christine McLaren is traveling around the world as the resident blogger for the BMW... Read More

“A Marketplace of Ideas”: UN-Habitat’s Mariam Yunusa on the World Urban Forum

 [Editor’s Note: Former Vancouver reporter Christine McLaren is traveling around the world as the resident blogger for the BMW... Read More

Turn Your City Into Your Gym: A DIY Guide

[Editor’s Note: Former Vancouver reporter Christine McLaren is traveling around the world as the resident blogger for the BMW... Read More