It seems a little strange that after a very long haul through the pandemic that we might actually be returning to some kind of normal this summer. We've been cooped up for over a year, and various … [Read more...] about Art in the City
The contribution of architecture must go through a critical analysis of the urban layout where the buildings are located and point out the responsibility of the architect and urban planner in the act … [Read more...] about Architecture and crime, what is the relationship?
I was lucky. Growing up, I was surrounded by friendly neighbours, a safe community and best of all to a kid on her bicycle – places to explore and dream. A nearby park stretched in several … [Read more...] about Swelling cities must reinvent parks and play space
Comments to Victoria City Council, April 11, 2019. Four minute read. I’ve lived downtown for 10 years in a condo I was lucky enough to buy when I moved here. For a longer time, I’ve been a bit … [Read more...] about Land is Power
(9 minute read) THERE'S A LOT OF TALK about the missing middle in housing supply: the smallish, multi-unit housing types like duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, carriage houses, courtyard apartments or … [Read more...] about The Other Missing Middle: What I heard at Victoria’s Housing Summit
This story is a creative output of an Applied Research Project submitted to Cape Breton University, the final requirement of a Master of Business Administration in Community Economic Development and … [Read more...] about Ten Voices: An Innovation Story of Downtown Victoria
Last December I wrote about the Salvation Army Mega-Shelter that was approved by the City of Ottawa, it continues to be of interest. I had been lecturing there at the time and decided to attend the … [Read more...] about More on CPTED & Planning Decisions in Cities
Meet the Dance Company that choreographed their performance last summer utilizing the 2015 Art Alley Mural located in downtown Red Deer, Alberta. It was a contemporary dance performance called "Death … [Read more...] about Dance the Night Away
Compassionate cities care for their animals “Compassion is heart-centered. It is a strong desire to alleviate suffering whenever, wherever, and however it presents,” writes Mindful Coach Vanessa F. … [Read more...] about Compassionate cities care for their animals
Small space, new reality – how small can you go?I spent years living full-time in a 26-foot trailer with my husband. In this home-is-where-you-park-it lifestyle, we flourished with less space and more … [Read more...] about Small space, new reality – how small can you go?