Posted January 14, 2015 1:57 pm by Bob Ransford
A robust, properly planned and well functioning urban transportation system is crucial to our individual and collective wellbeing and quality of life.
A catch-all term that wraps around ideas about how we should be moving forward with our cities in the future
A frank and probing discussion needs to take place about how this project came into being with so many built-in risks and mistakes.
Posted November 9, 2013 11:22 pm by Bob Ransford
The Southlands plan is probably one of the most innovative development plans this region has ever seen.
Posted September 29, 2013 2:00 pm by Bob Ransford
This new strategic alliance will see our two companies bring our respective expert resources, talents and experience to the table to offer clients in the urban development and community planning sector– where COUNTERPOINT has a long track record– a full range of services to plan, implement and manage effective public process that supports smart land use principles and sound urban design techniques.
Posted May 10, 2013 3:50 pm by Bob Ransford
It is important to look beyond headlines about municipal taxes on new development and dig beneath the surface, if only to correct certain assumptions and begin an informed discussion.
The discussion threads on Linked In have been fraying with use in recent days as more and more of us get steamed over the blatant disregard for customer service being displayed by the company and its chief, Charles Caro.
At a recent meeting of emergency service professionals, the discussion touched upon the recent trend to cut back on protective services in communities, as a way of saving money for the local governments.
The debate over the opening and closing of a 100 meter section of a roadway– Robson Street– that passes through the only significant public space in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown has ignored perspective and context.
Posted November 11, 2012 3:06 pm by Bob Ransford
How do we bridge the two solitudes that are a growing reality of our cultural milieu in Metro Vancouver?