Driverless Cars and the Suburban Renaissance

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Some people debate whether Henry Ford, founder of the... 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

Book Review – Thirtyfour Campgrounds

Author: Martin Hogue (The MIT Press, 2016) I first came across Martin Hogue‘s work in an online search for landscape architects... Read More

Co-ops Offer Family-Friendly Housing, Yet Face an Uncertain Future

I am writing a short series, “Cities for Families” to showcase how local governments, non-profits, and the private sector are building... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks – Visionary Cities

Our cities are in crisis and their futures depend on architects and urbanists who are willing to look beyond today’s realities to... Read More

Reflections on the Life of John Friedmann

Internationally-renowned planning theorist John Friedmann passed away on June 12, 2017 in Vancouver. At 91, John was an honorary... 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

Book Review: Blood, Sweat, and Fear

Author: Eve Lazarus (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017) In recent years, Vancouver has enjoyed a renaissance of histories exploring the... Read More

10 Common Ground Principles for Affordable Housing

When it comes to affordable housing, are there some principles we can all agree on? Last year, Generation Squeeze – a... Read More