Erick Villagomez is the Editor-in-chief at Spacing Vancouver. He is also an educator, independent researcher and designer with personal and professional interests in the urban landscapes. His private practice – Metis Design|Build (http://metisdb.com/) – is an innovative practice dedicated to a collaborative and ecologically responsible approach to the design and construction of places. You can also see some of his drawing and digital painting adventures at Visual Thoughts – http://visualthoughts.ca/.

Industrial Magic

What should we do with urban industrial lands? Many that live within rapidly growing cities may argue that this question is extremely... Read More

Vancouver Neighbourhood Population Change, 1971-2006

Cities are constantly transforming. Although we often focus on the most visible signs of change—new buildings and reconstructed public... Read More

EVENTS: Re-Imagining the city – The (im)possibility of Design forum, March 10/11, 2016

Exactly forty years ago, Vancouver hosted the first UN Habitat Conference. In 1976, cities were struggling to survive, global warming... Read More

Vancouver Art Gallery Reflections

I’m not sure when the informed, intelligent culture of design that characterized the formative years of Vancouver transformed, but... Read More

Cartographically Speaking: Vancouver Coloured Block Map

For a larger version, click here. This has been a long time coming. After the creation and publication of the Vancouver Neighbourhood... Read More

Visual Thoughts #58

Last VT image: Sun above houses on 11th Ave in Vancouver during July wildfires north of Lower Mainland. *** Erick Villagomez is one of... Read More

Visual Thoughts #57

Last VT image: View from Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Visual Thoughts #56

Last VT image: 564 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is also... Read More

Schooling Vancouver

The ongoing challenges surrounding public education in Vancouver has been heating up recently as the deadline to submit a final budget... Read More

Cartographically Speaking: Where are the kids? – Epilogue

For a larger version, click here.  [Editor’s Note: This is the final piece of a five-part series looking at the spatial distribution... Read More