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- 05/05/15--10:00: BOOK REVIEW – Beautiful Users: Designing for People
- 05/07/15--05:38: Finding our way by bike
- 05/11/15--10:00: Use Modular Design To Foster Flexible and Incremental City Building
- 05/13/15--04:00: Daylighting Sawmill River: Rebutting the Staff Report
- 05/14/15--03:30: 100in1 Day: A call out to commmunity
- 05/20/15--10:00: Visual Thoughts #54
- 05/22/15--15:34: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance
- 06/08/15--10:00: Cartographically Speaking: Canada by Land Cover Type
- 06/09/15--07:00: Book Review – New Museums in China
Do you work in urban energy? You’re invited to participate in the Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum. The pressure on cities and city staff to provide affordable energy services to citizens while ensuring livability and reducing emissions has never been greater. Cities now face unprecedented pressures to provide affordable energy to their citizens, while at […]
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Copenhagen is often praised for its commitment to cycling and infrastructure. With 41% of all trips citywide done by cycling it is the Golden Standard Cycling City that many municipalities aspire to. Often times you will hear North American Urbanists singing its praises with statements like “…well in Copenhagen they do this”, “Did you know […]
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Beautiful Users: Designing for People is the latest work by writer, curator, and designer Ellen Lupton, which explores the evolving relationship between designer and user through a discussion on design practices and methodologies. Given the complexity and scale of the relationship she’s investigating, her study is impressively concise, thorough and an enjoyable read. Lupton begins with a survey […]
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This post by Natalie Corbo is part of Spacing‘s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. Google Maps is not the best tool for mapping out a bike route. Not only is the software an unreliable judge […]
Reclaiming Spaces/Places is an ongoing series written by Lacey McRae Williams that shares stories of Indigenous resurgence through public art and planning across Canada, Turtle Island (North America). I would like to introduce two themes that are continually a point of contention in my own mind that I feel need to be discussed more often, […]
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A peculiar day-trip took citizens of Ontario’s capital on an exploration of the history and revitalisation of Southern Ontario’s other major urban centre. It’s Hamiltime and Emily Glazer has filed this report on what they saw. She is a writer, health researcher, and advocate in Toronto and co-hosts Alleycats on the Toronto Radio Project exploring […]
At Slow Streets we embrace a philosophy of quicker, lighter and cost effective infrastructure. We believe that this approach can yield the same results and quality. Practically speaking, this can be in the form of using plastic bollards to separate cycling lanes from traffic, setting up lawn chairs bought at the local retailer, installing parklets […]
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HALIFAX – You may not have noticed them even if you live in the area. Three tiny residential units are being built in a backyard on Hunter Street, and unless someone points them out, they are hard to spot from the street. Making more from less space is a growing trend in architecture/planning as one […]
The post Hunter Street’s microlofts an answer to building sustainable density in Halifax’s urban core appeared first on Spacing Atlantic.
DARTMOUTH – The topic of daylighting Dartmouth’s Sawmill River will be back before Harbour East Community Council this Thursday in the form of a staff report. Unfortunately, the report is overly negative, treats daylighting in a very superficial way, ignores the original vision for the Canal Greenway Park and doesn’t provide council with the information requested […]
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Editor’s Note: Guest post by Grace Szucs, a 100in1 Day volunteer in Halifax (We’re so excited for this!) HALIFAX – There’s a certain feeling that comes with cleaning up garbage from a beach or helping out at a community supper. Besides meeting neighbours and beautifying your environment, you notice just how easy it is to make a […]
“To observe the city’s architecture is to enter into the optimistic vision of its planners and designers and so to engage in the work-in-progress that is Vancouver. The city’s sense of becoming can at times be palpable – an unusual experience in the face of architecture’s qualities of stability and endurance.” […]
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Last VT image: Trout Lake Community Centre, Vancouver. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is also an educator, independent researcher and designer with personal and professional interests in the urban landscapes. His private practice – Metis Design|Build – is an innovative practice dedicated to a collaborative and ecologically responsible approach to […]
This post by Jeffrey Trieu is part of Spacing‘s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike […]
“SANAA’s work does not introduce order as do those mid-century architectures to which it is routinely compared; rather it imposes a fine disorder and instability, at times even an agitation, into the surround. The work of SANAA seeks to operate with the invisible potency of weather.” – From Sanford Kwinter’s essay ‘Koan’ Edited by Florian […]
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Author: Henry Shaftoe (EarthScan, 2008) Henry Shaftoe’s Convivial Urban Spaces: Creating Affective Public Places is a thorough and informative investigation into what is needed to make public spaces convivial, which he defines as: “Places where people can be sociable and festive…” He addresses dauntingly broad topics by breaking them down into smaller ideas […]
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Hot drone action! White water torrents! Underground rivers! An urban region of six million people and more coming! We need your help to tell an exciting story. I’ve been walking the GTA’s ravines and the Lake Ontario shoreline a lot this past year filming a documentary called Accidental Parkland. Prior to doing this I thought […]
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The series of maps below are a Canadian version of a project called “Minimal Maps” by Michael Pecirno. The original project took a simple view of land cover in the United States and displayed it so the focus was on one cover type at a time. With full respect to the original artist, this series […]
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Museums in China are booming. Their unique forms and innovative structures stand out among the more mundane buildings of China’s explosive urban growth, announcing that the country’s new money is being redirected from the necessity of industry to the nicety of culture. New Museums in China presents fifty-one of the most notable buildings from the […]
Author: Jared Green (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015) Sometimes the strongest way to get a message across is through simplicity. When dealing with a topic as broad as a “sustainable world” it could have been easy to slip into the trap of writing a complex book that scared away readers and distanced them from the inspirational […]
The post Book Review – Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World appeared first on Spacing National.
WHAT: Summer 2015 issue release party & Jane Jacobs Prize ceremony WHEN: Wed., July 15th, 7-11:30pm (Prize ceremony runs from 8-8:30pm) WHERE: Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 344) / 1395 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto COST: $10 (includes copy of issue), cash bar RSVP: Feel free to let us know if you’re coming by RSVPing to […]
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