Yuri Artibise is a community engagement and communications specialist with a passion for urban planning, public participation and digital cultivation. . Through his Yurbanism brand, he explores the ‘Y’ of urbanism by sharing ways to make our cities more livable, community-oriented places one block at a time. He currently works with SFU Public Square as their External Projects and Communications Manager and is an elected director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia.

Book Review: Soft City

Author: David Sim (Island Press, 2019) Bringing the soft back to cities Cities are often caricatured as hard and harsh. Concrete... Read More

Video: Halifax vs Vancouver: Round One “Cycling”

Via PLANifax: Halifax and Vancouver may be on different sides of the country, but that’s not going to stop us from some friendly... Read More

Book Review: Where We Want to Live—Reclaiming Infrastructure for a New Generation of Cities

Author: Ryan Gravel (St. Martin’s, 2016) It is not often that a graduate school project turns into a best selling book, let alone a... Read More

VIDEO: How Driverless Cars will Change Cities

Why some say driverless cars won’t just change the way we commute, but the way we live. (via CBC | The National) Read More

Going Wild in Vancouver

I recently met up with David Miller, the President & CEO of WWF-Canada, the Canadian division of the international World Wildlife... Read More

Book Review: Urban Acupuncture

Author: Jaime Lerner (Island Press, 2014) Jaime Lerner is a living legend among urbanists. Often mentioned in the same breath is Jane... Read More