Videos from the 2016 UBC Urban Design Forum

On March 10 and 11, 2016, the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and The School of Community and Regional... Read More

Kengo Kuma Speaks

As the third in the Gesamtkunstwerk lecture series produced by Westbank, and with the support of the UBC School of Architecture and... Read More

Vancouver’s “Familiar” Housing Styles: 1950s on

During the mid-century decades in Vancouver home building increased as higher levels of immigration created a need for housing... Read More

Towers in Communities: How High is Too High?

My Vancouver eastside neighbourhood of Commercial Drive was featured in the media recently for opposing another “high-rise” tower... 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

Squeezed Out

At the recent SCARP Symposium, Dr. Paul Kershaw, a policy professor in the UBC School of Population & Public Health gave the... Read More

Re-Imagining Urban Form & Policy – The (Im)possibility of Design

On March 10 and 11, the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) and The School of Community and Regional Planning... Read More

Release: City of Vancouver releases comprehensive study on empty homes

Via: City of Vancouver Responding to public concerns that empty homes could be impacting housing affordability and neighbourhood... Read More

The Vancouver Song: “It’s a big big city, but there ain’t no place for me”

“The Vancouver Song” by Tim Sars, 2016 The man in the video is Tim Sars.  He is the leader of the Vancouver institution... Read More

Good Intent and Design Fail in Chinatown

Inserting new structures into older urban environments can be tricky. The rhythm of the street and its storefronts, sidewalk width... Read More