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: 14th and Main Pavement-to-Plaza

Via small places Vancouver’s first parklet was installed on E 14th Ave at Main Street in September, 2011. Unfortunately, it was... Read More

Video Vancouver: Sola Fiedler

2014 Canadian fiber artist, Sola Fiedler, best known for her large-scale tapestry tributes to the cities that have hosted the Olympic... Read More

Video Vancouver: Cycling Car-Free in The Hague

Via small places: Car-free streets and downtowns are nothing new to Europe, but too often these exclude cycling from major shopping... Read More

Video Vancouver: New West End

Via small places: A lot can happen in a few years: and suddenly, the New West End catches up with you. Read More

Video: Putting the brakes on Vancouver Housing (with Tom Davidoff)

Conversations That Matter, with Stuart McNish Vancouver’s housing market is a political and financial minefield. Measures to create... Read More

Video Vancouver: Chinatown Divided

Are new developments an opportunity or a threat to Chinatown? Here’s About Here‘s attempt to explore both sides of this issue. Read More

Video: Why are we Getting Rid of a Highway in Vancouver?

Via About Here Facebook | Instagram Why are we about to get rid of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts in Vancouver? It’s a... Read More

Video Vancouver: When Do We get a Skytrain to UBC?

Via About Here Facebook | Instagram Is there ever going to be a skytrain to UBC? Here’s our thoughts. Read More

Video Vancouver: Measuring Magic — Improvisation

Via Project for Public Spaces: PPS founder Fred Kent shares his insights on improvisation in public space, including why it matters... Read More

Video Vancouver: A Case for Fare-Capping

Via TransitCenter (Facebook | Twitter) Transit agencies everywhere should adopt fare capping, a policy that makes paying for transit... Read More