“The people who move to the suburbs aren’t nearly as stupid or careless or brainwashed as the urbanites seem to think. They know they’re going to get a lawn, a […]
VIA Architecture has applied to the City to rezone 320 Granville Street for a proposed 32-story office building. This is what the site, across from Waterfront Station, currently looks like: […]
I thought I would take a Google Streetview tour to explore a phenomenon I’ve noticed about Safeway stores in Vancouver. See if you can spot the trend. Ah yes. They […]
Neat! Foodtree just produced a map of Vancouver’s boulevard fruit trees. It’s all thanks to the city releasing it’s data on the City’s trees (which is has extensive records on).
I will start this off by saying that I am a flaming preservationist. I worked for a year in a small downtown in Oregon leading a Main Street program with […]
Jarrett Walker’s lecture the other night got me thinking about the concept of “symbolic transit” as opposed to transit that serves a functional role in the network. He gave examples […]
You may have noticed a bit of construction/demolition going on on the corner of Granville and Robson streets lately. The building that has stood at the corner for decades and, […]
2012 marks my second semester of the Urban Studies program at SFU, which means that the time has come to dive a bit deeper into thinking about a thesis topic […]
Do you want to know what topics students have researched in the Urban Studies program? Take a look at this list of theses submitted by our alumni.
I started the Urban Studies program in the fall of 2009 with a passion for cities, but with no idea how it might become a career. I still don’t know […]