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
Walkability is the focus for the first event of The Places Project on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Greater Victoria neighbourhood of Burnside Gorge. What factors contribute to a walkable … [Read more...] about Exploring walkability in Burnside Gorge community of Greater Victoria
The act of covering blank walls with murals to deter graffiti isn’t new, but it continues to be a positive move. One such move took place recently in Edmonton (AB, Canada) on the side of a parking … [Read more...] about Murals, pride and history help prevent graffiti
When my daughter was a baby, I wandered the open air public market of Kiel in northern Germany drinking Christmas gluhwein – a mulled wine beverage – in a holiday mug. Small, round, waist-high tables … [Read more...] about Public spaces for rest, play – or crocodiles