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Urban Planning + Architecture

news

Abandon the Dream Home, This Prof Says. You’ll Be Happier

UBC’s Nathanael Lauster urges city dwellers to shake off their ‘house addiction.’

By Christopher Cheung, 24 Oct 2016


culture

More Ecological Art in Vancouver, Please!

Projects like these make us stop and think, and can even inspire us to change.

By Margaret Miller, 1 Oct 2016


news

Plenty of House Price Policy Fixes Available to Clark’s Government

Here, 10 top shelf options that economists of differing stripes agree on.

By David Beers, 14 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

In Downtown Eastside, Jim’s Story Shows Holes in Vast Net of Systems and Services

Facing complex challenges, his struggle is emblematic of hundreds others. First of two parts.

By Katie Hyslop, 1 Sep 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Burnaby Boom: From Bedroom ‘Burb to Growing City

Vancouver’s neighbour finally evolving into its role at the geographic centre of the region.

By Christopher Cheung, 30 Aug 2016


news

A Tyee Series

Burnaby Boom: ‘Inevitable’ Redevelopment Leaves Renters Insecure

Mayor concedes affordable housing will be lost, but says he’s hamstrung by senior governments. Part one of two.

By Christopher Cheung, 29 Aug 2016


opinion

How Vancouver’s Housing Segregation Became Policy: A 2040 Look Back

Decades from now, researchers reflect with shock, pity on what led to creation of regional, economically unequal ‘bantustans.’

By Patrick M. Condon, 12 Aug 2016


culture

Living Cheap and Local, No Fossil Fuels Necessary

Seven ways we’re already preparing for the transition. Add your own.

By YES! Staff, 5 Aug 2016


opinion

A Chance to Name Vancouver’s Parks for the 99 Per Cent

Historically, naming practices favoured political elites. This time, the public gets a say. Maybe.

By Daniel Wood, 20 Jul 2016


culture

Why You Should Care About Pokémon Go

The game and its successors will change our relationships with our neighbourhoods. It’s a good time to ask: who decides how?

By Hugh Stimson, 15 Jul 2016


news

In Vancouver, Thinking New Ways of Housing

Co-ops and co-housing reimagine the multi-family dwelling, one mini-community at a time.

By Alex de Boer, 5 Jul 2016


opinion

Vancouver's Home Price Nightmare Was Long Foretold

Since Expo 86 many warned global wealth would kill local homebuyers' dreams.

By Darryl Greer, 24 Jun 2016


opinion

Don't Leave City Planning to the Planners

Why non-experts should have last say in changing neighbourhoods.

By Michael Kluckner, 3 Jun 2016


opinion

At Main and Hastings, a Radical Rebuff to the Rich Takes Shape

How Bob Williams helped make a derelict cop shop a litmus for clashing values in Vancouver.

By Don Alexander, 31 May 2016


news

Clearcut city? Rise of Condos Means Razed Trees, Bird Evictions

Vancouver has lost hundreds of hectares of canopy in just two decades.

By Margaret Munro, 25 May 2016


opinion

Why UBC Should Let Way More Students Live on Campus

And why dorm rents the university plans to charge are outrageously high.

By Patrick M. Condon, 24 May 2016


presents

Where Should We Draw the Line On Expert Planning Power?

Urbanarium's last debate pits populism against skill.

By Christopher Cheung, 12 May 2016


news

Ottawa Housing for Homeless Will Need Little Energy

Construction will soon wrap on Canada's first 'Passiv'-style supportive housing complex.

By David P. Ball, 22 Apr 2016


presents

To Plan or Not to Plan? That's Vancouver's Question

And the fourth in the Urbanarium series of civic debates suggests the answer is...

By Christopher Cheung, 14 Apr 2016


presents

Margolese Prize Winner Cornelia Oberlander on Landscapes, Cities and Healing Souls

For 70 years, lauded architect has brought nature to urban design.

By Adele Weder, 14 Mar 2016