Planning for resilience is also social

Amidst growing awareness of the role of urban planning and development in responding to the need for urban resilience against climate change, we can begin to recognize some standard protocols and responses. Typically, what springs to mind are efforts to reinforce seawalls and dykes, improve natural as well as engineered flood and storm-water management systems, … More Planning for resilience is also social

Triangulation & Public Space: Bringing citizens together.

After missing the Seabus on my way to work today,  I decided to go check out Lonsdale Quay Plaza instead of waiting inside the terminal.I then encountered something unexpected at the plaza: Indeed, as we can see from the picture, that is a public piano placed right upon the edge of the plaza near the water surrounding Lonsdale Quay. Having just … More Triangulation & Public Space: Bringing citizens together.

District Development Down by the River: Vancouver’s new River District

Vancouver has been steadily increasing in popularity the world round, and as a resident of this wonderful city, it’s easy to understand why. It’s becoming a place well-known for its beautiful and picturesque waterfronts and mountain vistas. Waterways like Burrard Inlet and False Creek, and beaches like Kits and Jericho, as well as the ever present … More District Development Down by the River: Vancouver’s new River District