Jillian Glover is a communications advisor who specializes in urban issues and transportation. She is a former Vancouver City Planning Commissioner and holds a Master of Urban Studies degree from Simon Fraser University. She was born and raised in Vancouver and is very interested in how people in urban environments engage in their cities. In her spare time, she writes about urban issues at her blog, This City Life – which you can visit at www.thiscitylife.tumblr.com.

“Cities for Families” Series: City of North Vancouver Creates Strategy that puts Children and Families First

CITIES FOR FAMILIES: LOCAL GOVERNMENT I am writing a short, three-part series, “Cities for Families” to showcase how local... Read More

Happy Streets “Living Lab” Results Suggest Public Space Affects Wellbeing

How do we know when we are in a good public space? Does it make us happier, more calm, or even more generous? We can get the sense... Read More

Towers in Communities: How High is Too High?

My Vancouver eastside neighbourhood of Commercial Drive was featured in the media recently for opposing another “high-rise” tower... Read More

Kids in the City: Raising a family in a 500sq ft laneway home

Akua Schatz, a director at the Canadian Green Building Council, and her photographer husband, Brendon Purdy, currently live in a home... Read More

Kids in the City series

I was excited to launch a new series in June called “Kids in the City”, where I profiled families living in urban density over the... Read More

What are Vancouver’s Best Public Spaces?

Photo courtesy of Jay Banks. Growing up in Vancouver, I didn’t really have a good understanding of what makes a lively public space... Read More