Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

Book Review – Close Up At A Distance: Mapping Technology and Politics

Author: Laura Kurgan (Zone Books, 2012) Close Up At A Distance: Mapping Technology and Politics is an excellent introduction to the... Read More

Why Vancouver Needs an ‘Affordability Bank’

Vancouver needs an Affordability Bank. Here’s what that would be: A new policy that allows people choosing to build new single-family... Read More

Redesigning Cities to Support Seniors Stuck in Suburban Sprawl

Rasiklal Joshi never took the bus. He always drove — until he reached his 80s and his doctor told him to stop. “I tried to persuade my... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Covered Playgrounds

Covered playground concept. To enlarge the image, click here. For many Metro Vancouverites, the advent of the rain triggers the... Read More

A Renegade Book Exchange, and Other Acts of ‘Urban Intervention’

On the southwest corner of Salsbury and Napier Streets, a block from Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, Penny Street and Stephen Holmes set... Read More

All about Housing: A Small Housing BC Summit and Housing Central Conference Summary

Affordable Housing has been a hot and heavy topic in Vancouver for over a decade. Between 2006 to 2016 the price of detached houses... Read More

Ten Ways We’ll Fight for a Better Vancouver

Guest Authors: Christine Boyle and Khelsilem With few incumbents re-elected to city council, there’s an opportunity to transform... Read More

So Kennedy Stewart Truly Loves ‘The Growth Side of Things’

Guest author: Patrick Condon Fresh from being elected mayor by voters deeply worried about Vancouver’s widening gap between the... Read More