Redefining Granville Island?

I feel a bit ignorant for being oblivious of the changes that have been happening on Granville Island over the past year. I... Read More

Video Vancouver: To Build a Better City (1964)

A 1964 City of Vancouver/CMHC film There was a time when old poor neighbourhoods were considered an urban blight and needed to be... Read More

Cartographically Speaking: Vancouver Neighbourhood Puzzle

Vancouver Neighbourhood Puzzle. Click here for a larger version Black-and-white ‘figure-ground’ city maps – that depict blocks... Read More

Book Review – Fit: An Architect’s Manifesto

Author: Robert Geddes (Princeton University Press, 2013)  We often approach architectural design with our traditional older paradigms... Read More

What are Vancouver’s Best Public Spaces?

Photo courtesy of Jay Banks. Growing up in Vancouver, I didn’t really have a good understanding of what makes a lively public space... Read More

Video Vancouver: Do our cities still work?

Over the last century, cities have been designed to accommodate the automobile. So, how do we redesign them to benefit people... Read More

The Case For A Complete Street On Commercial Drive

Complete Streets treat all people equally, regardless of age, gender or physical ability. Complete Street design focuses on improving... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – Criminal Topography: Residential Break and Enter, 2007

Authors: Erick Villagomez & Eric Stockand  Cities are well known as engines of innovation, creativity and wealth. However, they... Read More

Robson Redux relaunches – VIVA Vancouver calls for designers

VIVA Vancouver will open its 800 Robson Street space to the creative community once again with Robson Redux, a design-build... Read More