Urban Technologies: The Unintended Consequences

If you walk by the bike parkade at Main Street Science World in the evening you will see a handful of bikes. If you look closely... Read More

Titanic Lack of Focus May Sink Vancouver’s Chance to Make Housing Affordable

Last week Vancouver’s city council approved a city-wide planning process. If you’d followed my advocacy for a city-wide plan in The... Read More

Vancouver’s Municipal Roadmap for Athens: 5 Tips For A Smooth Transition at City Hall

The City of Athens, Greece elected a new Mayor on June 2, 2019 — the youngest in the city’s history at 41 years old — in a landslide... Read More

On Walking and the Future of Cities: An Evening with Jeff Speck

On a balmy Tuesday night I found myself walking towards Lost Lagoon along Alberni Street. I parked my car at a nearby parking garage... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More

Release: Gender Equity Strategy 2019 Update

City Council responded strongly to make Vancouver a global leader in advancing gender equity at the council meeting on May 29th... Read More

Event – Vancouverism Book Launch + Presentation, June 17th

On Monday, June 17th we will be celebrating international planning and urban design expert Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism... Read More

Event – Shaping Vancouver 2019: What’s the Use of Heritage? Conversation #1, May 21st

Shaping Vancouver 2019: What’s the Use of Heritage? Conversation #1: Reshaping Local Places Tuesday, May 21st, 2019: 7-9 PM... Read More

On This Patch of Grass: An Interview with Matt Hern, Daisy Couture, Selena Couture, and Sadie Couture

Parks are an important part of the contemporary city. Yet, the fact that parks are so common place makes critically discussion around... Read More

Release: Leonard Street Neighbour Hub Installation, Victoria

On March 31, neighbours of Leonard Street in Victoria, BC will be celebrating the newest addition to their block: a shared emergency... Read More