Interview With Councillor Hardwick Regarding “Vancouverism”

I recently sat down for an interview with Vancouver City Councillor Colleen Hardwick. We had a very productive discussion, and covered topics ranging from public consultation in the city to the upcoming elections. Listen to our full conversation here:


Last week I had the privilege of giving a virtual keynote address at the Moscow Urban Forum. Renowned urbanists from all over the world participated in the event, which you can watch in full here – skip to 9:42:00 for the beginning of my speech.

Smart City-Building In The Pandemic Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched cities around the globe to their limits. In a virtual lecture hosted by AIR Rotterdam, I discussed how the principles of smart and equitable city-building have been relevant throughout this global crisis – as well as how they can be used to create more livable cities post-pandemic. Listen to the full lecture here:

The Benefits of 15-Minute Cities: How Canada’s Urban Areas Stack Up

Vancouver may not totally be the “paradise city” that the Globe called us, but it is true to say that almost three-quarters of residents enjoy the benefits of the 15-minute neighbourhood – that is absolutely the result of aggressive civic planning. Now if we could only find a way to offer this to people of all incomes in secure housing – this is the current challenge! Read more here.

What’s With All The Condos? – My Latest With Peter Edmonds of Rennie

Vancouver’s transformation into a model for urban planning around the world did not happen by accident. Rather, it is the culmination of decades of careful and innovative policy decisions. I discussed the process with Peter Edmonds-the host of the Rennie podcast, which you can listen to here.

Vision 2030: A New Future for Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert is retooling to take command of its future.  Through the new 2030 Vision, it is entering into one of the best co-governance models in Canada – it is emphasizing First Nations collaboration, community action, and public-private collaboration. Beasley & Associates is proud to be working on this exciting new project. Read the full 2030 plan here:


We were delighted to be part of a hugely successful public meeting with Mayor
Lee Brain and a host of First Nations representatives. Here are some photos of that event: