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Why the 'Trick-or-Treat Test' Still Matters

Community designers have this same discussion every year, for good reason.


Dedicated Bike Lanes Can Cut Cycling Injuries in Half

So says a new study from Canada examining hundreds of injured cyclists and the roads where they wiped out.

Krista Jahnke

Vancouver Covers Its Sidewalks With Giant Pillows

A city block offered an unusual landscape and a soft place to rest.

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Colorful, DIY Urban Neighborhoods ... for Birds

These makeshift shelters slap onto street poles with the help of magnets.


Imagine Walking Down to the Corner to Pick Your Own Apple

More cities are considering turning their street trees into food sources.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.


Moving? Move Your House Instead

A historic home is moved - by truck and boat - about 100 miles to Vancouver Island.

Brent Toderian

3 Lessons Every Olympic City Should Take to Heart

Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.


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.


How to Dramatically Alter British Columbia's Carbon Footprint

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


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.


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.


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.


What's Behind the Urban Chicken Backlash

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