Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 8

By Way of Conclusions We’ve come a long way, covering a lot of meaningful ground around the city-wide planning process. Like Lynch... Read More

Book Review – Growth: From Microorganisms to Megacities

Author: Vaclav Smil (MIT Press, 2019) There are few terms as pervasive in discussions about contemporary cities than “growth”. It... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 7

Time and the City: A Living City-wide Plan We’ve come a long way in addressing the many challenges associated with city-wide planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 6

Developing Alternatives Let’s assume that we’ve managed to develop clear, meaningful objectives that have been made more comprehensive... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 5

Weighting Goals and Objectives Now that we have a sense of how to approach setting usable goals and objectives for city-wide planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 4

Planning Goals and Objectives – Criteria In light of the common shortcomings described earlier, let’s consider a list of... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 3

Planning Goals and Objectives – Shortcomings The usefulness of the methods and techniques described in Common City Planning... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 2

Common City Planning Initiatives We would be forgiven if our initial reaction to the nature of the contemporary city described in Part... Read More

Planning City-Wide: A Primer – Part 1

Can city design be good? Few would doubt that they can, yet an honest answer must be tentative. It must pry into city planning... Read More

Track to the future: Advocates want to passenger rail back to the Fraser Valley

A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and it could do the same thing today, says a group... Read More