Inequality, Gender, Intersectionality, Gentrification, and the City: An interview with Leslie Kern
Cities are political and economic centers of power. This comes with its fair share of challenges like poverty and inequality. Spacing Vancouver...By Erick Villagomez
Ken Sim’s Swagger and the Language of Inequality
swagger noun plural swaggers : an arrogantly self-confident way of walking: an act or instance of swaggering : arrogant or conceitedly self-assured...By Erick Villagomez
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Reinier de Graaf’s recently published book, Architect, Verb.: The New Language of Building...By Spacing
S101S – Understanding Density: Net vs. Gross Density
What is the difference between “net” and “gross” density, and how do these relate to urban planning? In Understanding Residential...By Erick Villagomez
Book review: DIY City
Author: Hank Dittmar (Island Press, 2020) DIY, or “do-it-yourself,” as it relates to urban planning, most easily evokes images of colourful...By Andrew Cuthbert
S101S – Understanding Residential Density: Why is it so Confusing?
What is residential density and why is it so confusing? Residential density is critical to urban planning. It refers to the number of people living in a...By Erick Villagomez
On Interior Urbanism: An Interview with Jeremy Senko
Interiors and urbanism are often considered opposites of one another. But are they so different? Spacing Vancouver’s Erick Villagomez recently had a...By Erick Villagomez
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. Complexity refers to...By Erick Villagomez
What Does Our $78-Billion Housing Program Really Fix?
How can Canada possibly spend five years and tens of billions to fix the housing crisis, but still have no idea if it’s working? That’s the question...By Patrick Condon
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 poetry to throw light on...By grahammcgarva
Towards a More Compassionate, Productive Civic Governance for Vancouver
I am struggling to distinguish between most of the parties vying for our vote on election day this Saturday. Those that have been around awhile (The NPA...By scothein
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 planning, urban design...By Spacing