Recent Submissions

  • How 'smart' are smart cities?: The case of Sidewalk Labs, Toronto 

    Alexander, Don (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    This article looks at the debate surrounding the smart city concept in theory and practice using the proposed Smart Labs development in Quayside, Toronto as a case study. My approach has been to familiarize myself with the ...
  • Corridor urbanism and the rise of the neighbourhood in the post-COVID city 

    Holland, Mark (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    In this paper, urban planner, development consultant and educator, Mark Holland, outlines a rethinking of urban structure that will be supercharged as we learn from the impacts of COVID 19 on our cities. The modern city ...
  • Generation urban: Financing family-friendly housing in Canada's urban centres 

    Agnello, Kristin N. (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    As municipalities across Canada are increasingly looking to attract families to their urban cores, and understanding of the ins and outs of development proformas is helpful to support newly constructed housing units that ...
  • Future Plans - Volume 2, Issue 1 (March 2021) 

    Unknown author (VIU Press, 2021-03)
    In this issue, you will find considerations on smart cities as a way to promote critical thinking of planning students, a deep dive into the development proformas of housing units at urban cores, and detailed discussions ...