With 2016 well underway I'm reminded of how much work we still have ahead of us. While there is no question we are making some great progress - many municipalities continue to struggle with issues … [Read more...] about More Prevention less Police
Street Art is alive and well in Red Deer, Alberta. The Art Alley project continues this year after being a big hit in our city last year. Art Alley is a collaborative project between The City of Red … [Read more...] about Art Alley making its mark on streetscape and street life
Keep calm and drive on!Some streets are unwelcoming. The worst for me was an RV park on the Colorado River. To get to our site, we drove over 11 extra-high speed bumps (I counted) and one scary spike … [Read more...] about Keep calm and drive on
Urban densification: fan or pan?I have mixed feelings about growing up. I’m not talking about my emotional state or my height but about cities. Like it or not, our cities are expanding upwards.As a … [Read more...] about Urban densification: fan or pan?
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 that—dance—and I was fearless. Today, it’s not the dance … [Read more...] about Me & my big hair love the nightlife
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 members, an event or maybe even a great film. If we’re … [Read more...] about Create caring community
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?
In many North American cities, there is much talk about improving and increasing bike lanes and bike ridership. All movement forward, however, can stall at the implementation stage. Here are 3 tips to … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to better bike lanes right now
Here’s a thought: Cities are laboratories where ground-breaking ideas for future survival can be tested. I haven’t ever thought about my city as a lab but it makes sense—we can test ideas and try out … [Read more...] about Calling all testers for my urban lab
Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. - Jane Jacobs … [Read more...] about Quotable