Podcast: COVID Reflections

It is safe to say that it’s been a wild few months. And now, after two months of strict social distancing here in Canada, many... Read More

Book Review: Trains, Buses People – An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit

Author: Christof Spieler (Island Press, 2018) Christof Spieler’s Trains, Buses, People – An Opinionated Atlas of US Transit is a... Read More

Release: UBC study highlights need to improve health care access in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle

UBC researchers have developed a data science method that analyzes how easily citizens can access hospitals and walk-in health clinics... Read More

It’s complicated — our relationship with Instagram and nature

On a hike to Upper Joffre Lake near Pemberton this summer, I saw a dozen people frozen in the same pose. In one hand, they held out... Read More

Modernist Masterpiece: The Downs Residence

Variations of the Modern Movement in architecture which started in Europe in the 1920s can be seen across North America, and on the... Read More

Event: Life Between Umbrellas Design Competition

Vancouver receives the equivalent of over five months of rainy weather a year. How can our public spaces better respond to the wet... Read More

A Renegade Book Exchange, and Other Acts of ‘Urban Intervention’

On the southwest corner of Salsbury and Napier Streets, a block from Vancouver’s Commercial Drive, Penny Street and Stephen Holmes set... Read More

District Lot 185: Vancouver’s West End

Written for VHF by guest author, Michael Kluckner. No Vancouver neighbourhood has more layers of heritage than the West End. Its early... Read More

Urban greenways can reduce neighbourhood carbon emissions

Cities working to prioritize active transportation with the aim of reducing neighbourhood carbon emissions now has some of the first... Read More