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Me & my big hair love the nightlife

Alicia Bridges sang in the days of disco, “I want to go where the people dance.” Once upon a disco… [more]

Me & my big hair love the nightlife Me & my big hair love the nightlife

3 Steps to better bike lanes right now

In many North American cities, there is much talk about improving and increasing bike lanes and bike… [more]

3 Steps to better bike lanes right now 3 Steps to better bike lanes right now

Calling all testers for my urban lab

Here’s a thought: Cities are laboratories where ground-breaking ideas for future survival can be tested. I… [more]

Calling all testers for my urban lab Calling all testers for my urban lab

Engagement

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What are the cities we need?

Since 1995, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) has held an annual national conference dedicated to an issue of importance to … [Read More...]

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Idea Bombing a Better City

We all have ideas, no matter how big or small, for making our own streets, neighbourhoods, and districts better places. These ideas have the potential … [Read More...]

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Creative Change

photo: Disco ball by RoganJosh

Me & my big hair love the nightlife

Alicia Bridges sang in the days of disco, “I want to go where the people dance.” Once upon a disco ball (and overly high hair), I did just … [Read More...]

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Create caring community

What inspires us is often what drives us to do some of our very best work. Inspiration can come in many forms such as a mentor, friend or family … [Read More...]

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Places and Spaces

Skinny home in Edmonton, AB

Thinking skinny in the suburbs

When I think skinny, I think jeans and lattes. After reading an ad in Avenue Edmonton magazine, now I think houses. The ad reads: New homes in mature neighbourhoods, Skinnies by Kirkland Homes. Kudos on the marketing twist. Now skinny is … [Read More...]

Bicycle traffic signal on Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

Lighted bike signals give cyclists a head start

As more North Americans seek healthier and greener lifestyles, cycling continues to grow in popularity. But for all the upsides, there are serious risks for those on two wheels, ranging from injuries to fatalities. As a cyclist, I’ve become … [Read More...]

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