Vancouver Needs Way More Co-ops. Here’s How to Get Them

The cost of housing has reached a crisis point in Vancouver, with no clear agreement on what to do about it. Which made it a rare... Read More

Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

The City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been released for public comment and is full of dramatic proposals. Profusely illustrated... Read More

Deconstructing Visuals 2.0

It’s been 10 months since I wrote Deconstructing Visuals. Within that piece, I argued that the architectural profession’s dominion... Read More

Vancouver, Where Did Your Shophouses Go?

Once upon a time in Vancouver, it was common to stroll to a nearby street corner to pick up some groceries, candy, or even some... Read More

Graphic Novella: You Forgot About Me! – Part 3

By Scot Hein with illustrations by J.G. This is the final part of a three-part graphic novella, bookending the Zoning Must Evolve... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 5

Demonstrated Resiliency – False Creek South False Creek South (FSC) was borne from Vancouver’s humanist legacy that... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 4

Zoning for Resiliency Zoning regulation in Vancouver is like playing Monopoly. We can purchase the little green pieces (which... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 3

Vancouver’s housing market is obscenely broken. Time has run out for those left behind who have inherited a cruel reality where... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 2

The Aftermath – “Green Profits” Redevelopment on large post-Expo 86 sites (North Shore of False Creek and Coal... Read More