Other Resources

8 years 8 months ago

Larry Beasley's Simple Plan

"Cities all over the world, in love with the image of Vancouver as an urban utopia, are eager to clone it. But as former planner Larry Beasley will tell anyone who’ll listen, it’s not quite that easy...

full article on Vancouver Magazine

8 years 8 months ago

Say We Meet 02

This city encloses difference. Trading its virtual for our actual, it works against the everyday reminder of the cultural and political differences separating us—liberal from conservative, insider...


8 years 8 months ago

Say We Meet 01

It started over coffee, or might have. Just an idea, not necessarily a good one, definitely something to think about. After lunch, a few more sketches. Then on the way home, it hits you. You walk...


8 years 8 months ago

Businessweek Article of Mohamed Ali Alabbar

"The Master Builder Of The Middle East: Mohamed Ali Alabbar is building towers in the desert—and a fast fortune." Bloomberg Businessweek article by Stanley Reed JULY 2, 2007 Read more: http://www...


8 years 8 months ago

Trevor Boddy's "Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism"

Trevor Boddy writes, " Shaping high density residential environments is the most important issue before urban designers in North America today. As the urban consequences of permanently higher energy...

Vancouverism vs. Lower Manhattanism

8 years 8 months ago

Trevor Boddy "Vancouverism and Its Discontents"

In this Vancouver Review review of Meredith Quartermain's Vancouver Walking and Lance Berelowitz's Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination, Trevor Boddy discusses the notion of Vancouverism...

Vancouverism and its Discontents

8 years 8 months ago

Mike Davis "Fear and Money in Dubai"

This article by Mike Davis provides a Marxist critique of Dubai's fantastical mega-projects and the "giganticism" its urban dream. New Left Review 41, September-October 2006: http://newleftreview....

Mike Davis "Fear and Money in Dubai"

8 years 8 months ago

Deborah Campbell's Walrus Magazine Article: "Magic Kingdom or Glass House"

This is an important look at the Dubai phenomenon from Vancouver-based writer Deborah Campbell. Campbell's in-depth consideration of the situation on the ground in Dubai points to the fragility of...

"Magic Kingdom or Glass House"

8 years 8 months ago

A Not-so Didactic Didactic

Cities are built, but they are also imagined, dreamed, traded and trafficked. Within the confluence of global urbanization, the structures and strategies of one place get mapped onto the ground of...


8 years 8 months ago

Dubai West Feature in Vancouver Magazine

"Almost overnight, the tiny Middle Eastern kingdom of Dubai has transformed from a modest trading port into a glittering Shangri-la—complete with indoor ski hill. Situated at the crossroads of the...

Link to full article