On Walking and the Future of Cities: An Evening with Jeff Speck

On a balmy Tuesday night I found myself walking towards Lost Lagoon along Alberni Street. I parked my car at a nearby parking garage... Read More

What Vancouver Housing Needs Is Some Public Process Sorcery

The recent publication of former Vancouver head planner Larry Beasley’s new book Vancouverism provides an opportunity for us to both... Read More

Video Vancouver: “Places” by Shane Koyczan

By Shane Koyczan: I was lucky. I found community in Vancouver early on, and when I found myself struggling to make ends meet I had... Read More

Uh oh. I’m a Planner and Planning Makes Housing More Expensive

Thank Andy Yan for throwing yet another rock into the placid pond of our taken for granted assumptions. As someone who advocates... Read More

RELEASE: Community Housing for Resilient Communities, April 1st

Community Housing for Resilient Communities WHEN: Monday, April 01, 2019 – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm WHERE: Victoria Conference... Read More

Am I the Last Voice against the SkyTrain to UBC?

I must apologize to the poor soul who casually mentioned to me Vancouver city council may soon endorse running the proposed Broadway... Read More

The Value of Small Businesses – Discussions at RAIC + MOV Built City Speaker Series

As part of their popular Built City Speaker Series, the Metro Vancouver chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, in... Read More

Video Vancouver: Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019

Climate change, housing prices, alternative transportation, and mega-projects. Will it be two steps forward or two steps back? For... 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