Seeing Environment

An announcement from the captivated Oscar Woodbead. I have previously written on my belief that sound should be a more valued... Read More

Release: Leonard Street Neighbour Hub Installation, Victoria

On March 31, neighbours of Leonard Street in Victoria, BC will be celebrating the newest addition to their block: a shared emergency... 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

Designing streets for a new kind of delivery vehicle

E-commerce is driving the growth of the last-mile delivery industry, the step of delivery from distribution center to customer... Read More

Video Vancouver: Oslo – The Journey to Car-free

Via StreetFilms: In 2015, the newly elected city government of Oslo, Norway, announced its intention to make the downtown car-free by... 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

Video Vancouver: Cambie Connected

Cambie Connected: Cycling Smithe, Nelson, Beatty, and the Bridge via small places It may not have the glamour of the Burrard Bridge or... 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

Redesigning Cities to Support Seniors Stuck in Suburban Sprawl

Rasiklal Joshi never took the bus. He always drove — until he reached his 80s and his doctor told him to stop. “I tried to persuade my... Read More