Urban Planning

Are Our Urban Planners Thinking Small Enough?

Are Our Urban Planners Thinking Small Enough?

Though the Vancouver skyline is rapidly evolving, it’s not actually starchitect projects or record-setting skyscrapers that make a city great: the change that creates an engaged, active community and improves the quality of life happens...

Opinion: It’s Time To Update How We Plan Our City

Opinion: It’s Time To Update How We Plan Our City

The innovation economy has changed the way we live and work—our land-use strategies need to catch up.

4 Surprising Ways Cities Keep You Healthy

4 Surprising Ways Cities Keep You Healthy

From block parties to bike shares, urban planning plays a hidden role in keeping you active.

The Death of the Single-Family House in Vancouver

The Death of the Single-Family House in Vancouver

Author and UBC professor Nathanael Lauster discusses Vancouver's changing urban landscape—from a city of cottages to a city of condos and duplexes—and why other cities should be following our lead.

How Vancouver is reimagining underutilized laneways

How Vancouver is reimagining underutilized laneways

It involves a surprising amount of pink paint, but we're into it