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W Memories

Ephrem Cheng sent in this evocative shot of Woodwards – before the blast.…
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What's the Difference ….

What’s the difference between Barcelona and Vancouver?  Here’s a comparison of our rapid-transit systems to the same…
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Sound Familiar?

From Civic Strategies (worth subscribing to): How the Wheels Came Off a Highway Proposal When…
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The Daily Alarm

From today’s Sun: Another 7,000 kilometres of coastline in the Atlantic provinces, British Columbia and…
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Woodwards Rollover

Just in case you miss the update below, you must click here to see Yun…
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Pretty and Pointless

Here’s what a road map of Richmond looks like when every kind of street is…
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Urban Design in Action

Problem: a couple of badly sited Hydro boxes in front of Elsie Roy School near…
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Another Good Question

What happened to car alarms? I may be totally wrong on this – especially since…
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Go Boom, Fall Down

Woodwards, a homegrown department store, was once the anchor of the Downtown East Side.   When it…
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Good Question

What happened to the buskers?  A few years ago, Robson Street was awash in musicians,…
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GVRD Fights Back on Gateway

It’s not clear yet whether this motion from the Greater Vancouver Regional District on elements…
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Mutual Admirerers

In my case, the Vancouver-Portland love-affair is literal. I married an Oregonian. But lots of…
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The Daily Alarm

It used to be that new information on climate change came in every month or…
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Back in 1989, in my second term on City Council, I vividly remember the week…

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