Since 1995, the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) has held an annual national conference dedicated to an issue of importance to Canadians. This year’s bilingual conference, taking place … [Read more...] about What are the cities we need?
June is Bike Month in many jurisdictions and in British Columbia the May 26 - June 1 Bike to Work Week got things rolling with huge participation numbers. Over 25,000 commuters cycled almost a million … [Read more...] about Bike to Work Week and the ‘Materialities’ of Cycling
Heart & Hands Health Collective (founded in 2010) is a community-focused social enterprise and holistic health clinic in Victoria, BC, Canada. We provide Community Acupuncture sessions in a … [Read more...] about Holistic Health Care is a tool for positive Social Change
Those who resist the growing importance of bicycle-oriented planning often say, ‘But we’re not Copenhagen’ or ‘We’re not Amsterdam.’ Yes, that’s right, we’re not, but we sure as heck can learn from … [Read more...] about Copenhagenize Victoria, Copenhagenize Vancouver?
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 to make the city we live in unique, distinct and … [Read more...] about Idea Bombing a Better City
Remember the introduction to Portlandia, the satirical sketch comedy about Cascadian urban life? Like Jason, I am bustling with excitement and eager to tell you about my recent adventures in a city … [Read more...] about Adventures in a vèlo city, part 1
This year marks the 3rd annual 1:1 architectural design event in Australia, with the New South Wales team spearheading a new direction for the Australian national event which is quickly becoming a hot … [Read more...] about 1 to 1 Re:frame tackles community laneway design
The new international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is offering a new session of an online professional development course in Creative Placemaking … [Read more...] about Online Creative Placemaking Course
Telling the story of a city one house at a time. That's the theme of my art show, currently running at the Madrona Gallery in downtown Victoria (BC, Canada). The gallery owner, Michael Warren, … [Read more...] about Show Celebrating our Community
In Australia, a new policy implemented at a local level could be viewed as the latest iteration of cultural planning. This policy, known as a Social Activations Program, is responding to local culture … [Read more...] about Fostering vibrancy and connecting our neighbourhoods