Book Review – The Affordable City

As Vancouver’s renowned housing crisis continues to deepen and grow, so too do the conversations about just what exactly we should do... Read More

How Much of Vancouver Is Even Left to Plan?

Atop this article is a “Five-minute City” drawing I made in 2007 as Vancouver’s senior urban designer when my team was asked to scope... Read More

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

Book Review: Planning on the Edge

Editors: Penny Gurstein and Tom Hutton (UBC Press, 2019) Planning On The Edge: Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social... Read More

Transform Underutilized Lands, Revitalize Our Cities, Recover Our Economy

It’s time for the new normal. But what exactly is the new normal? For the city building sector, it could be using a confluence of... Read More

Book Review – Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale (Chelsea Green, 2017) Reading Human Scale Revisited by Kirkpatrick Sale from Athens, Greece during a global... Read More

Bentham’s City: An Urban Monograph of Vancouver City Hall

[Editor’s Note: This piece was published over a decade ago—in what would eventually become Spacing Vancouver. In light of the... Read More