Christine McLaren is a reporter for The Tyee.
Stories by Christine McLaren
A stop-sign smile with a cute stranger is just one of the many health benefits of cycling.
Built as gateways to progress, Shanghai, Dubai, Mumbai and St. Petersburg offer many lessons to today's planners.
How India's 'bhajan' groups, mostly male office workers, make joy out of daily, hours-long train trips.
How creative, green, or great is a city if no one can afford to live there? Seventh in a series.
I might have hated Levittown if East Van was still home. But after a few weeks in New York, something changed.
Architect Gregory Henriquez gives a tour of his creation's quirky nooks and crannies, and replies to his critics.
Bill Quinn's native history of assembled truths, torn from glossy pages.
Compared to Vancouver, a better funded, more 'bottom-up' approach.
And what Vancouver can learn to create a self-propelled culture.
If you're young, creative and low on cash, Oregon's biggest city has much to envy.
Grim tales of residential school abuse compiled by Tofino author.
Prince George, Squamish and other BC towns try Smart Growth ideas.
Gord Blackwell became a hero to grieving bicycle owners like me. Why did he quit?
Vancouver voting officer saw evidence of non-citizens casting ballots.