History · Transportation · urban design

Trouble in Instanbul?

Working-class neighborhoods have been cleared of their inhabitants to make way for villas and hotels. Public schools and hospitals, some in historic buildings, are being sold to private developers. And a third bridge across the Bosporus is planned, which would bring roads and development to a large swath of forest land in the city’s northern… Continue reading Trouble in Instanbul?

History · Uncategorized · Vancouver

The Louvre Hotel and Saloon

I’ve always been curious about this little building on Carrall Street. I’m writing the text for the Heritage Foundation’s Places that Matter plaques (with Michael Kluckner) and this is one of the selected locations. It’s been interesting to dig into the history and sort it out since the official Statement of Significance for the Louvre… Continue reading The Louvre Hotel and Saloon