The building where I lived in my twenties on East Pender Street in Vancouver, BC, was apparently the result of a subsidized rental program of the 1960s and 70s. The building was old by the time I … [Read more...] about Rental incentives STIR controversy in Vancouver
I rode my bicycle past your window last night, pop singer Melanie sang way back in 1971. It didn't sound that scary back then did it? Is anyone threatened, now, if I want to roll my little blue bike … [Read more...] about Despite bumps in the road, bike lanes garner more support
What is the “population pyramid” of your city, or the cities where you have lived? And what do those demographics say about the 'soul' of the city? Colloquially speaking, Victoria (BC, Canada) where … [Read more...] about Do Cities Have Souls?
Despite a rich history that goes back hundreds of years, the Marpole neighbourhood is one of those places in Vancouver (BC, Canada) that has managed to stay under the radar. Located along Vancouver's … [Read more...] about Community led consultations: a case study
Few of us think that the city we live in is perfect. Find any city that looks wonderful at first glance and you will also find a city where citizens are actively debating, complaining, proposing and … [Read more...] about A visit to Vancouver