By Daniel Sturgeon and Meg Holden In early April of this year, The Walrus magazine published an article titled “The Highest Bidder”, a commentary on unaffordability, predominant speculation, and foreign investment in the Vancouver housing market. The article postulates that these factors are negatively impacting the demographic makeup and permanent residency of Vancouver. … More The Walrus has beached – Calling mayday for collaborative solutions in housing.
Opening up the Black Box of Research-Practice Partnerships Immediately following the 2016 EcoDistrict Summit in Denver, Colorado, EcoDistricts held a Research Forum shoulder event hosted at University of Denver (DU). The day was themed around the idea of “City as Lab”. The objective was to advance a comprehensive research agenda for urban redevelopment at the … More Building Vibrancy from the Neighbourhood up: Part 3
Operationalizing the EcoDistricts Protocol As urbanists attending the 2016 Denver EcoDistricts Summit, the Ecourbanism team was motivated and inspired by the variety of examples of urban regeneration success stories discussed by the many compelling keynote speakers, panelists, and session presenters. As researchers attending the Summit, studying models of neighbourhood scale development, we sought also to … More Building Vibrancy from the Neighbourhood Up: Part 2
A New Leap Forward for EcoDistricts Denver, Colorado is a city with confidence. This is confidence is buoyed by the arrival of nearly 4000 new residents each month, adding to a population count of 670,000, alongside nearly $4 billion of new investment in the past year alone. “We’re booming!” is the apt description by the … More Building Vibrancy from the Neighbourhood Up: Part 1