Brendan Hurley is a local urban designer who focuses on planning for adaptive neighbourhood change. His recent work has been internationally focused, but is strongly rooted in his native Vancouver. Living and working out of the heart of downtown, he remains keenly focused on the region’s development and history. Brendan is acting as Assistant Editor of Spacing Vancouver, but also consults as director of the UrbanCondition design collective.

Monster Home: A Connective Community Approach to Single Family Housing Districts

There is no question that Vancouver is a densifying city. Despite all the excitement and acrimony that comes with that prospective... Read More

Halloween For Planning Nerds: CANDY DENSITY

Halloween is an Urbanist Holiday (shhh don’t tell anybody) Halloween as a Holiday – more than any other – is about neighbourhood. It... Read More

Park(ING) Day 2013 in Vancouver

It’s international Park(ing) Day around the world. September 20th is a day where artists, designers and citizens formally and... Read More

Vancouver’s Urbanism Headlines: Weekend

LOCAL • Note to Vancouver Art Gallery: Consider staying put [Globe & Mail] • Vancouver street-food program expands with 15 new... Read More

Robson Chronicles: The Structure of Downtown – Visions for a Complete and Vital Street

[Editors Note: Robson is a diverse and dynamic street that holds power in defining Vancouver. In 2008 associate-editor of... Read More

2012 InReview: UnVisioning the Viaducts

As 2012 comes to a closes and our Spacing Vancouver contributors take a well deserved break, we would like to take the opportunity to... Read More

More than charity: Hope for change this Christmas

Christmas can be a dreary time for some in Vancouver. It seems to be constantly dark and gray, and almost invariably wet. The... Read More

CityStudio Blasting Off

Friday night was the CityStudio Holiday Blast. Held at the Wise Hall off the Drive, the event was a celebration of the first year of... Read More

Guillermo Penalosa: People Moving Cities: Part II

Guillermo Penalosa is considered one of the premier voices on the vitalizing nature of human powered transportation and public spaces... Read More

Expressing Crossings

“I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.” This little call... Read More