A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France – Part 1

Part 1: Cohousing the German context During our field research into ecourban neighbourhoods in Northern Europe, we saw German and French examples of resident-led housing design and development as an alternative form of housing provision, known in North America as co-housing[1]. In the first part of this two-part blog post, I introduce ┬áthe principles behind … More A new form of housing delivery in Germany and France – Part 1

Planning for resilience is also social

Amidst growing awareness of the role of urban planning and development in responding to the need for urban resilience against climate change, we can begin to recognize some standard protocols and responses. Typically, what springs to mind are efforts to reinforce seawalls and dykes, improve natural as well as engineered flood and storm-water management systems, … More Planning for resilience is also social

Introducing the Ecourbanism Worldwide research blog

Ecourbanism Worldwide is a research project based in the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. This blog will serve as a hub for our explorations in the practice, policy, and ideas around ecourban development at the neighbourhood scale, around the world. You will find posts related to our research, from the … More Introducing the Ecourbanism Worldwide research blog