Frances Bula

Frances Bula is a Vancouver-based journalist who has been covering city politics and urban issues in the region for 20 years. She is the urban columnist for Vancouver magazine, where her work has earned multiple awards, including best column in Canada and best in British Columbia.

Vancouver Is Leading the Way on Accessory Dwelling Units

To relieve a housing shortage, the city has added nearly 2,000 small backyard homes on its alleys, or laneways.

Vancouver's 'District Energy Utility' Can Heat Entire Neighborhoods

This experiment in "energy recycling" is like having a giant municipal hot-water heater—and the concept dates back to Roman times.

Vancouver's Canada Line Is a Model of Transit-Oriented Development

The new transit line has sparked a development boom unlike anything in the region’s history.

How Vancouver's Olympic Legacy Is Shaping the Future of Transit

The Canada Line proves that public-private partnerships can work.