For the last several months, I’ve been working with SFU Public Square and the Downtown Vancouver Business Association (DVBIA) on an exciting initiative to “re-imagine” downtown Vancouver.
Over the last century, Canadian cities have been designed to accommodate the automobile. So, how do we redesign them to benefit people?
Ali Butcher knows the built forms of our cities expose something about our values and priorities. In his TEDxJacksonville talk, Redefining Space: Creativity and Sustainability in the City, Butcher first examines the shared historical narratives of Jacksonville and Vancouver, BC, and then charts where the cities’ values and growth patterns have diverged. Butcher challenges us …
Members of housing co-ops in BC tell the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia (CHF BC) why it’s so important to find a rent supplement solution for low-income co-op members when federal subsidies end.
“In a City” takes an intimate look at the cities we live in by the simple and solitary act of walking through them.
From the Kettering Foundation:
A great video that highlights the success one of Vancouver’s most recent—and controversial—urban interventions: the Seaside Greenway and bike route along Cornwall and Point Great Road.
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A group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders to predict the future of livable, walkable city life.
Vancouver commuters go slower than anyone else in North America, according to data from GPS company TomTom. The city’s transportation director says the traffic congestion is due to economic growth and an increasing population.
Here’s an interesting segment on Cascadia that was recent featured on CBC’s ‘The National’ news program. It looks at regional identity, sports and the move for its own country.