Vancouver’s Rents and Incomes: A Critical Analysis

Our housing crisis is fundamentally a rental crisis. As such, it’s important to keep the numbers straight so that we can better focus... Read More

Understanding Affordability: A Partial Picture

Click here to enlarge the graph. Fair and affordable housing is a basic right for all New Yorkers and all Americans. Nydia Velazquez... Read More

Vancouver’s Housing Crisis: A Collaborative Opportunity for Planners and Architects

The time is now. Architects and landscape architects need to be active participants in urban planning and land-use decision-making... Read More

Titanic Lack of Focus May Sink Vancouver’s Chance to Make Housing Affordable

Last week Vancouver’s city council approved a city-wide planning process. If you’d followed my advocacy for a city-wide plan in The... Read More

On Walking and the Future of Cities: An Evening with Jeff Speck

On a balmy Tuesday night I found myself walking towards Lost Lagoon along Alberni Street. I parked my car at a nearby parking garage... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More

Video Vancouver: “Places” by Shane Koyczan

By Shane Koyczan: I was lucky. I found community in Vancouver early on, and when I found myself struggling to make ends meet I had... Read More

Uh oh. I’m a Planner and Planning Makes Housing More Expensive

Thank Andy Yan for throwing yet another rock into the placid pond of our taken for granted assumptions. As someone who advocates... Read More