There are some people that you never expect to pass, people that you know and see as the fabric of place and your existence in it. That is fundamentally what and who Cornelia Oberlander is to me. At her funeral she was called the Dean of Canadian Landscape Architecture, and more intimately known as theContinue reading “Cornelia Oberlander 1921-2021: Landscape Architect Icon & My Friend”
My CBC Radio interview with Margaret Gallagher of On The Coast about the sad origins of Jaywalking and how Vancouver became the first place to legislate against it.
In the 1920’s pedestrians were shamed for crossing mid-block, even though that was the safest place to cross. Ninety years later, not much has changed.
Seoul Metropolitan Government is providing free registration to the International Walk21 Conference, May 26-May 28 in Seoul, Korea
Finding a Postcard, Learning about the Millachip Family, 1913
I wrote about finding a Vancouver treasure 5,700 kilometres away in Prince Edward Island. It was a post card size photo taken around 1914 of a couple with their son and dog in front of a very handsome craftsman cottage on Clark Drive. The one clue to the identity of this family was in theContinue reading “Part Two: Finding the Millachip Family in the 1913 Postcard!”
I wrote about the house at 2825 Clark Drive and the family, Edith, Arthur and Willie Millachip who proudly stand in front of that house in 1913. I had purchased the card with this remarkable family scene in Prince Edward Island. After finding that the house was still standing (although now devoid of its handsomeContinue reading “Part Three: Vancouver’s Millachip Family and their Great War Loss”
Crown Street, First Sustainable Street in Vancouver, Gateway to Musqueam First Nations, and last Natural Salmon Stream in Vancouver
Are Pedestrians safer crossing in the mid-block of streets?
Vancouver is the only city in Canada that still has a separate park board. That means that there is a separately funded staff that exclusively manages parks and recreational centres, and reports directly to Vancouver City Council on their budget. The mandate of the Park Board is to “provide, preserve, and advocate for parks andContinue reading “Is the Vancouver Park Board Staying in its Lane?”