Courtney McLaughlin is completing her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. An avid traveler, her interests are public space modification in Canadian cities and sustainable urban planning. As an aspiring landscape architect, Courtney is particularly fascinated by the interplay of landscape architecture, public space, and urban power structures. Courtney reports on urban developments in Vancouver, a city frequently named one of the world’s “most live-able” urban locations. Her blog posts explore how this title is maintained through sustainable and accessible urban design decisions that pride themselves on community engagement.