Housing Central 2016 – Inspiring Talks on Affordable Housing

On Nov 21 to 23, the Housing Central Conference—the biggest affordable housing conference in western Canada—took place at the Sheraton... Read More

“Cities for Families” Series: City of North Vancouver Creates Strategy that puts Children and Families First

CITIES FOR FAMILIES: LOCAL GOVERNMENT I am writing a short, three-part series, “Cities for Families” to showcase how local... Read More

Happy Streets “Living Lab” Results Suggest Public Space Affects Wellbeing

How do we know when we are in a good public space? Does it make us happier, more calm, or even more generous? We can get the sense... Read More

RELEASE: City appoints Gil Kelley as the General Manager of Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability

City of Vancouver News Release: “Gil’s extensive experience in cities like San Francisco and Portland is highly valuable at a... Read More

Notes on West Coast Modernism—The Ray Residence

With the West Vancouver Museum 11th Annual West Coast Modern home tour just around the corner, on July 9th, reflecting on the... 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

Book Review: Streetfight—Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Authors: Janette Sadik-Khan and Seth Solomonow (Viking Penguin, 2016) As New York City’s transportation commissioner under Mayor... Read More