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: the Bewildering Birth of Metrotown

The last in our series on Burnaby’s urban centres (Brentwood, Lougheed, Edmonds) based on the work of David Pereira.  This week... Read More

Price Points: Old L.A.

I’m off to Los Angeles, and back in a few weeks with a continuation of the Burnaby town-centre series. In the meantime... Read More

Price Points: A Hint of What Was to Come

Where’s this, what’s inside, and why does it look like this? . . According to the one discreet sign tucked under the... Read More

Price Points: Versailles in Suburbia

Acres of formal gardens, beautifully maintained – inspired by Versailles and Hampton Court, of all places, but mere meters from... Read More

Price Points: Towers in the Bush

You see these towers from Highway 1, heading east, way beyond the Vancouver City border.   Why aren’t they in the West End? . ... Read More

Price Points: A Vision from the Sixties

It’s the Sixties, it’s a municipal town centre – but where? .   . It’s a 1968 concept plan by the Vancouver... Read More

Price Points – Visions of Metrotown

Yes, this is a vision of Burnaby’s Metrotown – from 1971. Here’s the map of this region’s first... Read More

Price Points – The Land Bridge

It looks like a heavily landscaped path in some park, or perhaps part of the South False Creek seawall – but it isn’t. ... Read More

Price Points: A Place that Matters

Where is this – and why does it matter? Enough to be worthy of a plaque that says so. . . Okay, easy guess on the location... Read More

Price Points: A Golden Intersection

Where is this, and why do they call it The Golden Intersection? . . It’s Shanghai – to be specific, the view towards the... Read More