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Entries from January 2016

Want Vancouver to have more non-ugly buildings? Maybe support, enter this new urban design competition by July 14

July 6th, 2014 · 8 Comments

I think we can all agree that Vancouver, No. 1 rankings to the contrary, has managed to erect some of the least attractive buildings in the urban world. Every time I travel to any standard American city (Minneapolis currently), I’m shocked to see how many truly lovely houses, interesting mid-rise apartments, and beautifully designed office […]

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Duelling Point Grey Road/Kits Point picnics today, partying with purpose

July 5th, 2014 · 125 Comments

At the risk of setting off a 350-comment mudfight, I feel obliged to note that there are a couple of picnics on today that seem destined to inspire people to party where their politics are. The pro-bikeway/greenway Point Grey Road festivities are outlined here: http://vancouverpublicspace.ca/dev/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/poster-map.jpg The Save Hadden Park, triumph over the bike lane, group […]

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Oh no, Vancouver is No. 1 on some list or another again

July 2nd, 2014 · 32 Comments

At least there’s a chance that these readers won’t be staying around forever. VANCOUVER, BC (July 2, 2014): The results are in: Vancouver is officially Canada’s top travel destination, according to readers of prestigious travel magazine Travel + Leisure. Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards survey asks readers to evaluate cities on five characteristics: […]

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