When first conceived, Dockside Green in Victoria, BC, Canada was a living example of a global paradigm shift in the way cities could be built. As an early adopter, the project achieved a lot of … [Read more...] about Rethinking Dockside Green
Community led consultations: a case study
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
What is urban fabric?
Urban fabric is the physical form of towns and cities. Like textiles, urban fabric comes in many different types and weaves. For simplicity's sake, I am going to divide the multiple of different … [Read more...] about What is urban fabric?
‘A False Creek’ art highlights climate issue
Public art is one of the key ingredients of successful placemaking. It also offers an opportunity to make a statement. Many of the most powerful pieces of public art are designed for a specific site. … [Read more...] about ‘A False Creek’ art highlights climate issue
5 Principles of Public Engagement
In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on the principles of ethics and integrity surrounding public engagement. Whether the consultations have to do with a rezoning in your neighborhood, or … [Read more...] about 5 Principles of Public Engagement
Human Transit: A Review
Only if we embrace the facts of transit, and discover the opportunities they present, will our cities, and our transit, be human. —Jarrett Walker Whether you are transit geek, a regular bus rider or … [Read more...] about Human Transit: A Review