I rode my bicycle past your window last night, pop singer Melanie sang way back in 1971. It didn't sound that scary back then did it? Is anyone threatened, now, if I want to roll my little blue bike … [Read more...] about Despite bumps in the road, bike lanes garner more support
Most urban space is designed logically. And that is a problem. It's a problem because (you might have noticed) we humans are not wholly logical beings. Our brains, as evidenced in popular books from … [Read more...] about We design logically and live emotionally
I'm a great believer in the power of walking tours. There's a unique value in getting people together in small groups and walking the streets of a city to see, really see, what's really there. That … [Read more...] about Walking tours: a closer look at our urban world
We have been involved in a number of street piano projects and they all deliver great results for communities wanting to encourage positive human connections in public spaces. It's great to see … [Read more...] about Play me again, Sam! Community initiative keeps growing
The majority of us think in pictures; we don’t think in lines of text. Childhood memories aren’t stored as Word documents in our brains and our dreams aren’t in book format. Seventy-five percent of … [Read more...] about Join the visual revolution
What is the “population pyramid” of your city, or the cities where you have lived? And what do those demographics say about the 'soul' of the city? Colloquially speaking, Victoria (BC, Canada) where … [Read more...] about Do Cities Have Souls?
Laser Graffiti, a mobile digital projection system, will once more illuminate façades in Vancouver, BC, Canada this summer. Art created by the people, for the people, will blazon concrete, brick, and … [Read more...] about Projector art transforms public spaces
We are here! Here online. Here in cities. More of us every day. Let's make something of it. We the crew at rethink urban invite you to join in the conversation. Post a guest blog. Add a comment to … [Read more...] about Welcome to the conversation