Yuri Artibise is a community engagement and communications specialist with a passion for urban planning, public participation and digital cultivation. . Through his Yurbanism brand, he explores the ‘Y’ of urbanism by sharing ways to make our cities more livable, community-oriented places one block at a time. He currently works with SFU Public Square as their External Projects and Communications Manager and is an elected director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia.

Video Vancouver: Residential streets are too wide. Here’s why.

Via City Beautiful: In many places in the United States, residential streets were as wide as busy city streets. I understand why urban... Read More

Video Vancouver: Why cities are full of uncomfortable benches

Via Vox: That bench won’t be yours forever. When designing urban spaces, city planners have many competing interests to balance... Read More

Video Vancouver: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Via TED Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially... Read More

Video Vancouver: Road signs suck. What if we got rid of them all?

Via Vox: Shared space designs, explained with 99% Invisible. Some cities in Europe are undergoing a fascinating transformation... Read More

Video Vancouver: Alleyway Revitalization

Via Conversation That Matters Re-Imagine Alleys in a major city for just a minute. Can you do it? They’re generally grungy, dark, dank... Read More

Video: Acting on Vancouver’s Housing Crisis

Via Staggering Media Last year the City of Vancouver held a housing conference where experts shared their thoughts and observations... Read More

Video Vancouver: False Creek South

Via City of Vancouver: False Creek South is one of Vancouver’s pioneering waterfront communities. It’s a highly livable and walkable... Read More

Video Vancouver: One Shared House 2030

Via Dezeen: This video shows the online platform that IKEA’s external innovation lab Space10 has for researching and developing... Read More