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?
In Victoria, BC, a group of cyclists, urban enthusiasts and neighbourhood activists have been talking for some time about creating a Greater Victoria Placemaking Network to promote creative, … [Read more...] about Taking to the street for talk about streets
The compact downtown core of Victoria, BC (Canada) offers a great opportunity for moving more than just people with pedal-power. Bike couriers are becoming a more common sight, as they offer an … [Read more...] about Bikes: not just for moving people
The Places Project walking tour of Oaklands neighbourhood highlighted the diversity of green spaces in the community. The green spaces came in many shapes and sizes from chip trails, to a large … [Read more...] about The many faces of green spaces: Oaklands Neighbourhood