CITY BRIEFS: Annual TED Conference To Leave Long Beach For Vancouver In 2014

CITY BRIEFS: Annual TED Conference To Leave Long Beach For Vancouver In 2014

TED is moving to Vancouver, perhaps permanently. Since its beginnings in 1984, the annual technology/design conference - best known for its fascinating "talks" and interviews - has been based in Long Beach, California. The news that it is upping sticks and moving north to our fair shore (with its 2000 or so delegates) comes as a happy surprise. Mark Brand says it best above as he walks on stage: Wow. In 2014, TED will celebrate our 30th anniversary. And to mark this spectacular event,… more 

CITY BRIEFS: On Dwarfing A Sugar Baron’s Heritage Mansion With Development Folly

CITY BRIEFS: On Dwarfing A Sugar Baron’s Heritage Mansion With Development Folly

by Ellen Johnston | Last December I wrote an article that looked into the origins of Vancouver street names, focusing on the “who” and the “where” that… more 

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #188: We Could Walk It As Diversely As Berkeley

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #188: We Could Walk It As Diversely As Berkeley

by Ellen Johnston | I recently spent a month in the city of Berkeley, California, a place too independent to be described as a suburb of San Francisco, and yet… more 

City Briefs: On Vancouverism & NIMBYism (Or How Sam Sullivan Is Just Plain Wrong)

City Briefs: On Vancouverism & NIMBYism (Or How Sam Sullivan Is Just Plain Wrong)

by Ellen Johnston | It is an unusual coincidence that Vancouver, a city known for its rampant NIMBYism, also happens to be a developer’s dreamscape. Has… more 

CITY BRIEFS: On Cruising And Choosing Our Public Art Murals (City-Sanctioned Or Not)

CITY BRIEFS: On Cruising And Choosing Our Public Art Murals (City-Sanctioned Or Not)

by Ellen Johnston | How do we choose what to depict in public art? Should it be the reality of the present, the legacy of what came before, or an idealized… more 

CITY BRIEFS: On Log Booms, Range Rovers, And Exploring The Fraser River On A Bicycle

CITY BRIEFS: On Log Booms, Range Rovers, And Exploring The Fraser River On A Bicycle

by Ellen Johnston | Ask any Vancouverite for directions north, and they’ll point you towards the mountains. Ask them how to get to the water, and they’ll… more 

CITY BRIEFS: On The Origins Of The Iconic Gastown Corner Of Carrall St. & Cordova St.

CITY BRIEFS: On The Origins Of The Iconic Gastown Corner Of Carrall St. & Cordova St.

by Ellen Johnston | Vancouver is a city that, by and large, fits squarely into a uniform street grid. Unless you were raised in a cul-de-sac (we have few of… more 

CITY BRIEFS: On Rejuvenating Vancouver’s Shipyards With $8 Billion Worth Of Contracts

CITY BRIEFS: On Rejuvenating Vancouver’s Shipyards With $8 Billion Worth Of Contracts

by Scott Daniel | My grandfather was a shipbuilder on the North Shore. I'm lucky to remember the christening of one of the last ships his yard built when I… more 

The Emblematic Nature Of Your Neighbourhood’s Architecture

The Emblematic Nature Of Your Neighbourhood’s Architecture

by Scott Daniel | The City is inviting Vancouverites to submit ideas for neighbourhood emblems. Or, to use the intensely urban verbiage the current council is… more 

CITY BRIEFS: Vancouver Social Housing To See Big Lift (Finally) This Year

CITY BRIEFS: Vancouver Social Housing To See Big Lift (Finally) This Year

by Scott Daniel | The average price for a home in Vancouver is now $1 million and it's no secret that finding a place to live is the number one preoccupation… more 

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