A Better Broadway Plan: Radical Pro-Affordability

It’s not a good week to be a member of Vancouver City Council. Confronted with a final decision on the Broadway Plan, and now brutally... Read More

Why Small Shops Along Broadway Are Getting Fried

This is a story about a little fast food shop for sale and its challenges. It’s also a story of what these obstacles mean for both... Read More

Vancouver Needs Way More Co-ops. Here’s How to Get Them

The cost of housing has reached a crisis point in Vancouver, with no clear agreement on what to do about it. Which made it a rare... Read More

Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

The City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been released for public comment and is full of dramatic proposals. Profusely illustrated... Read More

None of the Parties Are Willing to Drive Down Home Costs

The federal election is upon us, and finally the cost of housing has bubbled up as the top issue. Vancouver area voters have waited... Read More

What Did Vancouver Just Do to the Future of Co-op Living?

It’s surprising how relatively minor issues, such as a citywide street parking fee of $45 a year attracts so much press attention... Read More

Titanic Lack of Focus May Sink Vancouver’s Chance to Make Housing Affordable

Last week Vancouver’s city council approved a city-wide planning process. If you’d followed my advocacy for a city-wide plan in The... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More

Uh oh. I’m a Planner and Planning Makes Housing More Expensive

Thank Andy Yan for throwing yet another rock into the placid pond of our taken for granted assumptions. As someone who advocates... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More