Understanding Affordability: A Partial Picture – Bertaud’s Response

EDITOR’S NOTE: On December 20, 2019, I published Understanding Affordability: A Partial Picture. The piece focused on... Read More

What Did Vancouver Just Do to the Future of Co-op Living?

It’s surprising how relatively minor issues, such as a citywide street parking fee of $45 a year attracts so much press attention... Read More

Urban Reflections Series: Prologue

June 8th 2015: Adam wakes up to a sunny Monday morning; a blessing any Vancouverite appreciates. He does his daily routine of brushing... Read More

Book Review | Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

Author: Kristina Wilson (Princeton University Press, 2021) In Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the... Read More

On Kwikwetlem territory, a new vision for Riverview

The Riverview Lands, on the slope above the Coquitlam River, were known as a storied place. Settlers will remember the area most for... Read More

Cartographically Speaking – Vancouver’s District Lots

For a larger image click here. Any aspiring urban historian or property owner looking to renovate will quickly encounter the confusing... Read More

Transit gain doesn’t have to equal renter pain

Allan Fernandez knows his building’s days are numbered. Others like his in Burnaby have already been bulldozed to chips, replaced by... Read More

Book Review: The Permaculture City

Author: Toby Hemenway (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015) In the 1970s Australian biologist Bill Mollison and ecological designer David... Read More

The pandemic is reforming even sidewalks

“It feels like there are more people in the world!” The Lonsdale shopping strip in North Vancouver feels different to Amy Amantea, who... Read More