S101 Series: Introduction and Call

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: cities are complex. But that doesn’t mean they need to be complicated... Read More

Digging Into Where The Sun Needs Shine – BROADWAY PLAN – Part 2

Expand upon our embedded assets This lyric essay digs inside the psyche of planning processes. It uses the oblique projection of... Read More

EVENT: Gentle Density Local Leaders’ Summit, Nov 22-23

Registration closes November 15th Cost: FREE. Register at Eventbrite! It’s time to explore a more coordinated approach to... Read More

Broadway & Vancouver Plans: A Rejection of Core Vancouver Planning Principles?

Author: Ralph Segal With the City’s current Zoning Map as an initial regulatory reference, Vancouver’s contemporary approach to... Read More

The Tower Default – Pt 2

In 1972, Leslie Martin and Lionel March published Urban Space and Structure—an influential book featuring a series of essays written... Read More

Breaking Down the Big New Batch of Housing Data

How widespread are evictions? How bad are waitlists? And who’s struggling with housing the most? Statistics Canada’s latest survey... Read More

The Vancouver Plan: A Letter to Council from Abroad

Dear Mayor and Council, Thank you for this opportunity to share just a few thoughts on the recently released draft Vancouver Plan 2050... Read More

A Better Broadway Plan: Radical Pro-Affordability

It’s not a good week to be a member of Vancouver City Council. Confronted with a final decision on the Broadway Plan, and now brutally... Read More