Towers in Communities: How High is Too High?

My Vancouver eastside neighbourhood of Commercial Drive was featured in the media recently for opposing another “high-rise” tower... Read More

Vancouver Neighbourhood Population Change, 1971-2006

Cities are constantly transforming. Although we often focus on the most visible signs of change—new buildings and reconstructed public... Read More

Re-Engaging Vancouver’s Waterfront

Vancouver is a beautiful city. Surrounded by the ocean, green mountains and parks, Vancouverites seem to thoroughly enjoy all its... Read More

Book Review: Cold Case Vancouver

Author: Eve Lazarus (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015) Cold Case Vancouver is a bone-chilling journey into some of Vancouver’s most... Read More

Early Vancouver Tourism: A Natural Industry

Tourism has been a big part of Vancouver’s story since early into its history. Long known as a ‘distinctive destination’, many of the... Read More

Good Intent and Design Fail in Chinatown

Inserting new structures into older urban environments can be tricky. The rhythm of the street and its storefronts, sidewalk width... Read More

EVENTS: Re-Imagining the city – The (im)possibility of Design forum, March 10/11, 2016

Exactly forty years ago, Vancouver hosted the first UN Habitat Conference. In 1976, cities were struggling to survive, global warming... Read More