How a Smart, Progressive Property Tax Could Ease Our Housing Crisis

Guest author: Patrick Condon Does Vancouver need a new kind of tax on land? City council thinks it might, so has asked city staff to... Read More

Book Review – Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver

Author: Francis Mansbridge (Harbour Publishing, 2018) The always-insightful Rebecca Solnit once wrote “A city always contains more... 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

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

Dining out in the Downtown Eastside

It’s lunchtime at Main and Hastings and the people of the Downtown Eastside are looking for something to eat. “Day-old bread and... Read More

10 Principles for a Rain-Friendly City

It is no secret that it rains a lot in Vancouver. The city sees over 160 rainy days a year – with much of it falling between October... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Commercial Dr./Kanaalstraat

Diversifying transportation options is one of the most pressing issues in urban planning and design circles—the creation and... Read More

VancouverSpeculations: Beginnings

‘Speculation’ is one of the most suspect words in urban planning and development conversations. With its contemporary economic... Read More

Event: Dreamers and Designers Book Launch, Oct. 26th

Dreamers and Designers: The Shaping of West Vancouver Book Launch WHEN: October 26, 7 pm WHERE: West Vancouver Memorial Library... Read More