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What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

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How to Dramatically Alter British Columbia's Carbon Footprint

A tree-less B.C. would be a carbon catastrophe.

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Don't Hide Cell Phone Antennas, Embrace Them

They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.

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The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

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A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

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A New Vancouverism

Moving beyond the City of Glass.

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Vancouver's Plan to Avoid Another Hockey Riot

This year, the city will spread NHL fans out to TV-outfitted community centers and hire an events planner to make the atmosphere more "festive."

Covering Canadian Urbanism

Spacing Magazine’s Matthew Blackett on writing about and comparing Canada's cities.

Postcard From Vancouver

Looking for the most expensive office space in the world? Look no further than downtown Vancouver.

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British Columbia's Second City

Major downtown development projects are helping to make Surrey into its own urban center.

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What's Behind the Urban Chicken Backlash

Are chickens pets-with-benefits or neighborhood nuisances that turn backyards into D.I.Y. slaughterhouses?

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10 Super Strange Tourism Videos

From small towns in America to entire nations in Asia, tourism boards provide the Internet with video gems (whether they mean to or not).

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Canada Shifts West

New census figures show population dominance moving away from the east.

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Vancouver's Gondola Dreams May Be Too Expensive To Come True

The Canadian city has good reason to want to install the somewhat novel transit option on Burnaby Mountain, but the numbers still don't add up

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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Bike Helmet Sharing Without the Cooties

How bike share programs can provide clean helmets for everyone 

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Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

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What Are The Best Ways to Combat Homelessness?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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Vancouver Aims to 'End' Homelessness

In an ambitious new plan, the city pledges to house every resident by 2015