I have published five books: Heritage Walks Around Vancouver [1992] (with Michael Kluckner) and Strathcona: Vancouver's First Neighbourhood [1994] (both winners of the City of Vancouver Heritage Award), Vancouver Walks [2004, second ed. 2005] (with Michael Kluckner) and Skytrain Explorer [2005], The Changing City [2011] (with Andy Coupland). I have also published numerous articles on heritage issues, including a cover story for the Georgia Straight on Kingsway's modern history and articles on neon and Strathcona for Chuck Davis's Greater Vancouver Book.

As a heritage advocate, I co-founded and served as vice president and president of Heritage Vancouver. I create, write and present a number of unique and popular walking tours covering a diverse range of subjects, including terra cotta, coffee shops, Vancouver neighbourhoods and an occasional midnight tour of downtown Vancouver.

I was involved in the 1994 documentary film on Vancouver's neon, Glowing in the Dark as a on-camera expert and content advisor. I curated City Lights: Neon in Vancouver an exhibition at the Vancouver Museum. And have appeared regularly on television and radio including, CBC Television and CTV's Canada Am and Gabereau shows. For Shaw Cable I hosted an regular spot called Secrets of the City.


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