It’s 7 o’clock in the morning. I turn on my kettle to heat some water, adjusted the lighting in my living room and turned on my laptop to log into zoom: I was preparing to meet up with my friend for tea. Logging into a platform that was once reserved for work meetings has now become my primary mode of meeting up with friends. My living room has become our 3rd place. 

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Come work with us!

We have two exciting positions available funded through the 2020 Canada Summer Jobs Program:

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Urbanarium sends our heartfelt wishes to you, your family and communities to remain healthy and safe during such disruptive times. We extend condolences to those who have lost a loved one to the disease and a special thank-you to our health care, first responder and food security champions who are tirelessly supporting us all. Let’s agree to keep making noise every night at 7 well after this virus has passed.

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By Frances Bula, published in the Globe and Mail | Full Article Click Here

A massive new effort to produce a vision for the future Vancouver, a city currently in the throes of an extreme housing crisis and pitched battles over how to fix it, will cost almost $18-million and take three years.

But its supporters are hoping the proposal for a city-wide plan, coming to council Tuesday, will help reduce the acrimony.

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Vancouver Sun, DAN FUMANO (Updated: May 9, 2019)

"I will be blunt, and I'm going to be persona non grata at city hall," says former Vancouver co-chief planner Larry Beasley, who has a new book entitled Vancouverism.

Sipping an Americano in a Yaletown cafe recently, Larry Beasley seems at home. That makes sense. Not only does he live a short walk away, he has his fingerprints all over the neighbourhood.

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By Frances Bula, Published on May 23rd, 2018 on the Globe and Mail (Full Article)

A search for the ‘missing middle’ of housing

Canada’s major cities, which used to consist of small apartment zones surrounded by vast swathes of single-family houses, are undergoing a major transformation.

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Published on: April 26, 2018 by Vancouver Sun: Full Article

A local design company has come up with a way to gently densify neighbourhoods full of single-family houses without overwhelming them with condo towers.

Vancouver-based Haeccity Studio Architecture was a winner of a competition run by Urbanarium, a local non-profit group that was looking for ways to plug the “missing middle.”

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Imagine Parks and Recreation – What could Vancouver’s parks, public space and recreation opportunities look like in 25 years? How about 100 years?

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is developing Vancouver’s Playbook, a new master plan to guide the delivery of vibrant parks and recreation over the next 25 years. VanPlay is a year-long fun and interactive conversation with the public, park board staff, partners, stakeholders and experts to make it the best plan it can be.

 

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Enthusiastic about public space? On September 14 and 16, the City of Vancouver will conduct its first ever Public Space and Public Life Study with the support of Gehl - Making Cities for People, a global leader in people-centred urban design.

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