Gordon Price is the Director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University.

He sat for six terms as City Councillor in Vancouver, BC and also served on the Boards of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Metro) and TransLink.

He publishes an electronic magazine and blog on urban issues, with a focus on Vancouver, called “Price Tags” – www.pricetags.ca as well as www.pricetags.wordpress.com

He has written several extensive essays on Vancouver and transportation issues – The Deceptive City, Local Politician’s Guide to Urban Transportation – and in 2003, he received the Plan Canada Award for Article of the Year – “Land Use and Transportation: The View from ’56” – from the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Price Points: Tale of a Tile

What’s the story behind those blue tiles?  And where is this building? Vancouverites of a certain age (i.e. mine) might... Read More

Price Points: The Final Opening of Emery Barnes Park

Price Points began last July with this image: . . It’s Emery Barnes Park, in the heart of Downtown South (map here).  And... Read More

Price Points: Beauty = Waste

What’s going on behind the shrink wrap? . They’re doing work on the exterior of the Dal Grauer Substation on Burrard... Read More

Price Points: The Goldilocks Campus

Why, when compared to its predecessors, is this space just about right?  . This is the Atrium at Simon Fraser University’s... Read More

Price Points: An Easter House

The perfect home for Easter: magnolias in the front yard, daffodils on the boulevard, arcs of eggs strung over the stairs, and... Read More

Price Points: A Village in the City

Once a thriving village of 40 stores and a school prior to World War I, it became a quiet backwater within a decade – and still... Read More

The Merrick House: Outside and In

Last weekend – on, at last, a sunny day – I cycled out to Eagle Harbour in West Vancouver to check on “an architectural wonder”: the... Read More

Price Points: The Social Life of a Small Urban Place

It is one of the most extravagant public spaces in Vancouver – if measured by the care and cost of its design.  And yet this... Read More

Price Points:The Beginning of Vancouverism?

. Did “Vancouverism” start here? .  . What’s ‘Vancouverism,’ some recent arrival might ask?  Our friend... Read More

Price Points: An absence of something iconic

It’s a Thursday evening and we’ll all on the 236, heading to one of the great places in the Lower Mainland: Grouse... Read More