John Porter Lecture: Dr. Nathanael Lauster

Conference Highlights, Keynote Speakers

The Death and Life of the Single-Family House

The single-family house dominates North American cities, but Vancouver has broken away from this pattern more completely than any other metropolis. I reveal the regulatory story behind the evolution of the continent’s “most livable city,” and talk about how people inhabit the urban landscape today.

Dr. Nathanael Lauster is the 2017 recipient of the John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award for his book The Death and Life of the Single-Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City (Vancouver: Temple University Press, 2016)