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?
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
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?