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

Video Vancouver: Polis Station

While this video was produced over 4 years ago, it has renewed resonance today. Widespread outrage and protests over recent acts of... Read More

Book Review: Tall Wood Buildings – Design, Construction, and Performance

Written by Michael Green and Jim Taggart– Second and Expanded Edition (Birkhauser Press, 2020)  A fundamental change in the way in... Read More

Six-foot City: The Classroom

That the pandemic has had a disastrous effect on local and global economies is blatantly clear. But we take for granted that the... Read More

Six-foot City: The Corridor

The lowly corridor falls well short of being adored by most people. Within our contemporary cultural imagination, its association with... Read More

Six-Foot City: Introduction

Although the recent pandemic has brought to light many important issues, none has been more pervasive than social distancing. Embedded... Read More

888 Dupont: Conversations with an old building

I went over to see 888 Dupont Street earlier this month. “I hope you haven’t come to criticize me,” said the old building, aware of... Read More

REID: Spotting (and reviving?) the neighbourhood corner commercial building

Like so many people during the current pandemic lockdown, I’ve started to get to know my neighbourhood much more closely on... Read More

Book Review: The Architecture of Engagement – A Human-Centered Approach to Sustainable Design

Written by Jim Taggart– Abacus Editions (2019)  This book provides an important insight into this emerging model of social... Read More

Podcast: COVID Reflections

It is safe to say that it’s been a wild few months. And now, after two months of strict social distancing here in Canada, many... Read More