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

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

EVENT: Dr. Ronald Knapp – Chinese Houses in Southeast Asia

Talk by Dr. Ronald Knapp: Chinese Houses in Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners and Settlers When: August 17, 2017... Read More

Book Review From the Stacks: Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change

To Jane Jacob’s three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds... 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

Event: The Big Conversation—The Future of Housing in Vancouver, June 17th

Via City of Vancouver: City invites public to join the big conversation to help shape new housing strategy Date: July 17, 2017... Read More

Vienna Model: Lessons of Inclusivity

Cities can be entities of inspiration for other cities to do better. While Vancouver is a haven for real estate developers... Read More

Visual Thoughts #64

Last VT image: Highway underpass – Coquitlam, BC. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He... 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

EVENT: Jane’s Walk, Burnabyism: Envisioning 52,600 people in Brentwood

Burnabyism: Envisioning 52,600 people in Brentwood (Gilmore SkyTrain Station) WHEN: May 6, 2017, 2:30 PM, LENGTH: 2 Hours About This... Read More