Ulduz Maschaykh is an art/urban historian with an interest in architecture, design and the impact of cities on people’s lives. Through her international studies in Bonn (Germany), Vancouver (Canada) and Auckland (New Zealand) she has gained a diverse and intercultural understanding of cultures and cities. She is the author of the book, “The Changing Image of Affordable Housing – Design, Gentrification and Community in Canada and Europe”

Vancouver’s Chinatown: The Dichotomy of Past and Present – Part 2

This is the second part of Spacing Vancouver’s Ulduz Maschaykh interview with prominent Real Estate Marketer and Art Collector... Read More

Vancouver’s Chinatown: The Dichotomy of Past and Present – Part 1

Vancouver’s Chinatown is one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. Initially it developed as a segregated enclave along Carrall... Read More

Book Review – Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness: Architectural Multiculturalism in North America

Author: Donia Zhang (Routledge, 2015) Courtyard Housing for Health and Happiness deals with the impact of the design of ethnic Chinese... Read More

Third Wave Coffee—How Vancouver is celebrating its Coffee Culture at the Beanstock Festival

Since the emergence of coffee chains starting with Starbucks, coffee has become more than a consumer product; it has developed into a... Read More

How The City of Vienna Handles Affordable Housing and Inclusivity

Vienna is an internationally renowned city, attractive to employees from the high-tech industry, scholars, scientists and other... Read More

Book Review – Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays

Editor: Nancy S. Steinhardt (Princeton University Press, 2017) The study of traditional Chinese architecture and building techniques... Read More

EVENT: Dr. Ronald Knapp – Chinese Houses in Southeast Asia

Talk by Dr. Ronald Knapp: Chinese Houses in Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers When: August 17, 2017... Read More

Housing as a Human Right: Miloon Kothari at the MOV

When Fidel Castro took power over Cuba, the country experienced major changes in its housing policies. Evictions of tenants were... Read More

Vienna Model: Lessons of Inclusivity

Cities can be entities of inspiration for other cities to do better. While Vancouver is a haven for real estate developers... Read More

Wellbeing in the City: The Impact of Culture, Heritage and Community on Healthy Cities

Numerous publications, research labs, and international organizations have been dealing with the question: “What makes us... Read More