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

Urban greenways can reduce neighbourhood carbon emissions

Cities working to prioritize active transportation with the aim of reducing neighbourhood carbon emissions now has some of the first... Read More

Event: Metro Vancouver Critter Capers: the Case of the Scrambled Eggs, April 2

Hello Detectives, Critter Capers is back with another fun, candy-free, egg-themed mystery. Critter Capers: the Case of the Scrambled... Read More

Video Vancouver: Measuring Magic — Improvisation

Via Project for Public Spaces: PPS founder Fred Kent shares his insights on improvisation in public space, including why it matters... Read More

Event: The 24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Dec. 21

The 24th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival Date: December 21 Time: 6–10 pm Price: Single: $10 | Dual (2 Single tickets): $15 ... Read More

Can We Raise Children in Vancouver? – UBC Dialogues Recap

Local leaders in social policy and population health tackled the question “Can we raise children in Vancouver” in the Creekside... Read More

Event: VanPlay Smart City Talks: Celebration + Diversity, November 1

Imagine Parks and Recreation. What could Vancouver’s parks, public space and recreation opportunities look like in 25 years? How about... Read More

Book Review – Handbook of Biophilic City Planning and Design

Author: Timothy Beatley (Island Press, 2016) The term “biophilia” may be new to many people. In recent years, people have become more... Read More