Patrick M. Condon
Professor Patrick Condon is chair of the urban design program at UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Stories by Patrick M. Condon
Your call to diversify housing in emptying neighbourhoods lacks one prime ingredient: A citywide plan.
The Greenest Action Plan doesn’t seem to be making Lotus Land happier. Here’s a new vision.
Decades from now, researchers reflect with shock, pity on what led to creation of regional, economically unequal ‘bantustans.’
And why dorm rents the university plans to charge are outrageously high.
Toronto and Vancouver subway wrong for taxpayers, riders and planet.
And why is he so mad at the idea of a city-wide plan?
We need a city plan that protects street level texture and involves citizens.
We must stop how rising house prices are screwing millennials. Here's one way.
Experts Gordon Price and Patrick Condon spar over good and bad of 'spot zoning.'
No more one-off deals with developers. Invite citizens to help zone the whole city and everyone wins.
An urban design prof passes on Hein's farewell memo, and reads it through a dark lens.
In Vancouver and around the world, middle-class citizens rage against planning that favours profit over people.
Why advocating a pricey subway to UBC implies a sterile, steroidal future for the city.
Arguments for spending billions on SkyTrain along Broadway rest on oddly high estimates for the alternative: light rail.
UBC students map their final four big ideas for a sustainable Vancouver by 2050. A series conclusion.
What makes residents feel attached to Vancouver? UBC students find 'arterials' key to city's heart.
UBC landscape architecture and planning students ponder how to keep the kids, house the old, and share the equity pie.
Cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically? UBC students envision building this into Vancouver's future.
Team of UBC landscape architecture and planning students envision getting around easily, sustainably. Second in a series.
How 17 landscape architecture and planning students at UBC envision a sustainable city by 2050. First in a series.
The author of 'Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities' adapts his formula to fit BC's most populous region. Last in a series.
Rule 7 for sustainable communities: invest in lighter, greener, cheaper, smarter infrastructure.
Rule 6 for sustainable communities: Create a linked system of natural areas and parks.
Rule 5 for sustainable communities: Provide a diversity of housing types.
Rule 4 for sustainable communities: Locate good jobs close to affordable homes.
Rule 3 for sustainable communities: Locate commercial services, frequent transit and schools within a five-minute walk.
Rule 2 for sustainable communities: Design an interconnected street system.
Rule 1 for sustainable communities: Restore the streetcar city.
How city design can help save the planet. First in a series from a vital new urban planning handbook.
Southeast False Creek was to be a world-class showcase of green livability. The dream is about to be sold short.