Vancouver Needs Way More Co-ops. Here’s How to Get Them

The cost of housing has reached a crisis point in Vancouver, with no clear agreement on what to do about it. Which made it a rare... Read More

Deconstructing Visuals 2.0

It’s been 10 months since I wrote Deconstructing Visuals. Within that piece, I argued that the architectural profession’s dominion... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 5

Demonstrated Resiliency – False Creek South False Creek South (FSC) was borne from Vancouver’s humanist legacy that... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 4

Zoning for Resiliency Zoning regulation in Vancouver is like playing Monopoly. We can purchase the little green pieces (which... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 3

Vancouver’s housing market is obscenely broken. Time has run out for those left behind who have inherited a cruel reality where... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 2

The Aftermath – “Green Profits” Redevelopment on large post-Expo 86 sites (North Shore of False Creek and Coal... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Part 1

“To Serve and Protect” – The Before Times Our shared affordable housing challenge is becoming a wicked problem... Read More

Zoning Must Evolve – Introduction

Vancouver’s Worst Zoning – 4743 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver (recently sold for $42 million). Image Credit: boomerinvancouver.com... Read More

Graphic Novella: You Forgot About Me! – Part 2

By Scot Hein with illustrations by J.G. This is the second part of a two-part graphic novella, here offered as a backgrounder that... Read More