Numerous publications, research labs, and international organizations have been dealing with the question: “What makes us happy?” Vancouver’s Wellbeing Dialogue addressed this exact issue with a highly engaging and interactive talk hosted by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens.
When was the last time you heard a national politician talk thoughtfully about cities and urban policy or make them an integral part of his or her agenda?
Few people are likely as familiar with the streets of Vancouver as Larry Beasley. Not only has he lived here since 1968, but the former co-director of planning regularly strolls the streets of his city.
In car-dependent Dallas, parking lots are ubiquitous downtown. But one lot will soon be de-paved and turned into a park. Nearby, another parking lot is turning into a temporary urban farm before it also becomes a park. Something similar is happening across the U.S. as cities begin to realize that…
Hong Kong-based artist Danny Yung has brought the Tian Tian Xiang Shang exhibition to Vancouver.
A prototype is currently on show at Milan Design Week. Sleek, experimental modular dwellings designed by Ljubljana-based OFIS Arhitekti tend to perchprecariously on the cliffs of the Slovenian Alps. But the firm’s latest creation can be found in an altogether different kind of environment: this year’s Milan Design Week.
An exhibition of rare and never-before-seen works by Canadian street photographer Fred Herzog is coming to Vancouver. The exhibition, titled Fred Herzog: Selections from Modern Colour, will run at the Equinox Gallery from Saturday, April 8 through Saturday, May 6.
In recent years, the Vancouver Special has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. While some claim a millennial love of all things retro is behind the trend, the love for this once unpopular yet prolific housing style can be traced back to the innovative vision of one architect.
Cherry-blossom viewing must be some kind of Zen, contemplative thing, right? Well, yes and no.
The City of Vancouver has been named as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. “We welcome differences for the richness and creativity it brings to the workplace,” says Anne Nickerson, Vancouver’s Equal Opportunity Director.
Vancouver leads North America in accessory dwelling units. To fight a shortage of affordable housing, some U.S. cities are following suit.
With thousands of homes backing onto 300 kilometres of rear alleys across the city, laneway rentals could become useful sources of supplementary income for homeowners
The Vancouver Mural Festival appears to have come out ahead in an upcoming allocation of public-art funding.
What if people were mapped like mountains? Picture Himalayan-class mountain ranges, composed not of rock but towering precipices of stacked human bodies—that’s the weird geology summoned up in this visualization of earth’s population as geologic masses.
Rentals are heating up across the country. The latest rental report by Padmapper shows the steady rise in rental costs, especially in Canada’s largest cities. For one bedroom median rent, 13 cities have growing prices while 8 have decreasing prices, according to the report, which was released today.
Live in Vancouver long enough and you’ll soon find your kitchen drawers littered with packets and packets of single-use chopsticks.
Back alleys are not where most people want to hang out, but increasingly cities in North America, Europe and Australia are revitalizing them and their citizens are loving the results.
Vancouver is abandoning one possible major incentive for preserving character homes after receiving a flood of negative comments about the affect on property values.
Across North America today, precious urban housing space is languishing right under our noses — or more precisely, under our wheels.
Long before a divisive presidential election proved race and creed remain flashpoints in American society, issues of racial representation had leapt to the fore in a number of industries. As the American Institute of Architects turns 160, the profession still has progress to make toward the goal of true inclusiveness.
Do you drive to work? You might hate the commute, but did you know it can cost you over a million dollars over a thirty year career? Read on as we break down the hidden costs of your daily commute.
Here There’s screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox was accompanied by multiple courses inspired by the Wes Anderson movie When Lizzy Karp and Ken Tsui were set up on a friend-date at the Chinatown Night Market back in 2013, they learned that they shared the same passion for connecting people through…
The City of Vancouver has released its latest vision for the Grandview-Woodland area around Commercial Drive, after public opposition forced them to rethink their plans.
Years of work by city staff and residents came to an emotional close Thursday as Vancouver councillors voted to approve the controversial Grandview-Woodland community plan.
East Vancouver needs a new angle. Actually, it needs a number of new angles. And it needs to take much better advantage of the ones that it already has, lest it end up a kind of sump dump for a Lower Mainland transformed by global wealth.
Los Angeles and 25 other southern California cities are paying their residents up to $6,000 to dig up their lawns and put in fake turf and woodchips—part of a bid to help meet the state’s mandatory reduction in water use issued in April.