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

The Laws of Settlements book available for free online!

Are there fundamental laws that govern all settlements—from the smallest village to the largest cities? This is the question that... Read More

Student Housing as a Response to the Housing Crisis

The global housing crisis is a challenging and multi-faceted problem. Part of the solution, already successfully employed by... Read More

Transform Underutilized Lands, Revitalize Our Cities, Recover Our Economy

It’s time for the new normal. But what exactly is the new normal? For the city building sector, it could be using a confluence of... Read More

Book Review – Human Scale Revisited: A New Look at the Classic Case for a Decentralist Future

Author: Kirkpatrick Sale (Chelsea Green, 2017) Reading Human Scale Revisited by Kirkpatrick Sale from Athens, Greece during a global... Read More

EVENT: The Post-Pandemic City We Want – June 23rd, 7:00 pm

How can we create a post-pandemic Vancouver that is just, equitable, decolonized, and inclusive for all? June 23, 2020 7:00pm via Zoom... Read More

Bike Manners

The world is different and times are uncertain, but the current pandemic has brought a change to our streets. People are going into... Read More

Six-foot City: Conclusion

This series has explored the impacts of doubling the current personal space radius from 3ft (1m) to 6ft (2m) across three everyday... Read More