The Tower Default

“Hell is paved with good intentions.” ― Samuel Johnson “But remember that good intentions pave many roads. Not all of them lead to... Read More

A Better Broadway Plan: Radical Pro-Affordability

It’s not a good week to be a member of Vancouver City Council. Confronted with a final decision on the Broadway Plan, and now brutally... Read More

The Ziggurats of Richmond

They swept away the suburban scenery that once defined much of Richmond and built the ziggurats. Auto shops, blackberry thickets... Read More

Where does the cargo bike go at night?

“What’s that!?” I interrupted our meeting mid-sentence to point down the street. My colleague turned to look out the... Read More

The Jericho Lands Need a Human-Scaled Rethink

Vancouver is destined to have a new neighbourhood on its west side, one so densely populated that Council recently approved routing... Read More

Spacing Express: Winners of the Urbanarium Mixing Middle Competition

Urbanarium has just announced the winners of The Mixing Middle competition, which sought innovative mixed–use designs for four... Read More

Why Small Shops Along Broadway Are Getting Fried

This is a story about a little fast food shop for sale and its challenges. It’s also a story of what these obstacles mean for both... Read More

Vancouver’s Dramatic New Plan for Broadway: Five Questions

The City of Vancouver’s Broadway Plan has been released for public comment and is full of dramatic proposals. Profusely illustrated... Read More