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.

“So . . . What Can We Do About It?”—Ideas Toward Affordability in Berlin: The Tripod System

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

On Bias, Critique, and Civic Duty: An Interview with an “Unabashedly Subjective” Gentrification Researcher

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

Big Green: On the pros and cons of the new city megaparks

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

New cartographers: How citizen mapmakers are changing the story of our lives

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

A suburban pilgrimage, Part II: Retrofitting Levittown!

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

A suburban pilgrimage, Part I: Learning to like Levittown

A Pilgrimage to Levittown, NY (Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Burbs) from ResilientPLANET on Vimeo. [Editor’s... Read More