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 have defined us as a city. But what I neglected to mention is

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 totally a part of the Bay Area’s metropolitan network. I

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 there been any other city in North America so radically transformed by these often

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 vision of what we want these spaces to look

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 likely give you the same answer too: north – to English Bay, to

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 them here), we all grew up at or near the corner

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 was 7 or 8. It’s a one-dimensional memory, mostly revolving around my fascination

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 known for, they want you to “Tag Your Hood“. This is all well and

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 in this town. Obviously it’s an even bigger issue

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