Zoning Must Evolve – Introduction

Vancouver’s Worst Zoning – 4743 Belmont Avenue, Vancouver (recently sold for $42 million). Image Credit: boomerinvancouver.com... Read More

Graphic Novella: You Forgot About Me! – Part 2

By Scot Hein with illustrations by Jaldhi Gohil. This is the second part of a two-part graphic novella, here offered as a... Read More

Graphic Novella: You Forgot About Me! – Part 1

By Scot Hein with illustrations by Jaldhi Gohil. This two-part graphic novella, “You Forgot About Me” is offered as a... Read More

How Much of Vancouver Is Even Left to Plan?

Atop this article is a “Five-minute City” drawing I made in 2007 as Vancouver’s senior urban designer when my team was asked to scope... Read More

Housing, Like Beer, Is Better Done in Small Batches

Forty years ago, Molson, Labatt, and Carling O’Keefe collectively owned 96 percent of Canada’s beer market. Their shared monopoly... Read More

Why Vancouver Needs an ‘Affordability Bank’

Vancouver needs an Affordability Bank. Here’s what that would be: A new policy that allows people choosing to build new single-family... Read More

A Vancouver Parable: False Prophets, Green Illusions and Vanishing Neighbourhoods

A stroll along Vancouver’s Broadway west of Macdonald offers the pedestrian many small, engaging storefronts. The low awnings provide... Read More