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.

Death and the City

Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal (Photo c/o Jamie From Montreal) As we go about our daily life in the city, death is probably the last... Read More

Do High-Rise Towers Destroy Community?

When I first moved into a high-rise condo tower in Downtown Vancouver several years ago, I remember my excitement at being able to... Read More

Public Space Scavenger Hunt in Vancouver on September 21st

It’s pretty easy to find Vancouver’s more famous landmarks, like Science World and the Olympic Cauldron. But do you know where your... Read More

Photographer Takes Millions of Images, Documenting Vancouver Street Life

“I only shoot people who look like they want their picture taken” – Foncie Pulice Before we had smart phones to capture... Read More

How to Connect with People in Your City

Once upon a time, people only wanted to spend time in the city for employment and then retreat safely to the privacy of their suburban... Read More

Revitalized Public Market Helps New Westminster Get Back to its Roots

When you think of suburbs, you don’t typically think of a charming, local shopping experience. Big box stores, retail chains and... Read More

Construction sites convert to public space with Softwalks

No one would ever think of enjoying the space within construction scaffolding (or sidewalk sheds). But, in New York City, they are so... Read More

Embracing History: How Memphis is Revitalizing its Downtown

In a series called Detroit Rising, Richard Florida profiled Detroit’s creative renaissance and rebound from economic collapse... Read More

V6A: Decoding The Downtown Eastside with Poetry and Prose

When journalists toss around mentions of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, they rarely go without immediately noting that it is “Canada’s... Read More

Reflecting Vancouver’s Art Deco Past through Fashion

Imagine that it’s 1929 and you’re a women invited to attend the opening of the Commodore Ballroom on Granville Street... Read More