Did you know that Vancouver has moved the fastest and the furthest away from reliance upon single-family houses of any metropolis in North America? Only Montreal competes for the title of least house-dependent. I have a new book coming out that traces the history of Vancouver’s dramatic transformation and describes its effects on residents, as detailed by interviews with locals. More broadly, the book makes the case that this is mostly a positive development, primarily dependent upon regulatory innovation, that has many lessons for other metropolitan areas across the continent.
The book, The Death and Life of the Single-Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City, hits shelves on October 16th, but I’m happy to announce that it’s now available for pre-sale! It will be part of the broader series by Temple University Press on Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy.
Click on the image link to see the promotional flyer, complete with a pre-sale discount code! Please feel free to distribute the flyer widely! The book is also now available for pre-sale via Amazon (Canada) , Amazon (USA), Bibliovault, and other related book sites, but you may not get the discount via these locations!