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Urbanist's guide to Chicago

Intro Chicago ・ December 4, 2018

Things to do, places to go - It's been said that Chicago's Neighborhood Parks is one of the 10 parks that changed America and Calvert Vaux executed that vision in a system of smaller neighborhood parks... Keep Reading →

Architects' role for post-disaster reconstruction: Aftermath of earthquake on Lombok - interview with a community architect

Interview Yogyakarta ・ November 10, 2018

In August 2018, the Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by two strong earthquakes. After weeks of tremors, it was reported that hundreds of people got killed during the disaster. After the event... Keep Reading →

Habitat 67 and Habitat 2.0?? Iconic Canadian housing complex and its comeback

Place Montreal ・ November 5, 2018

You simply can't leave Montréal without checking out Habitat 67 for Montréal’s world Expo in 1967. A functioning icon of 1960s utopianism Until the visit, I didn't realize that Habitat 67 echoes... Keep Reading →

Evergreen Brick Works: Ravines define Toronto, and it's time to talk about nature in cities

Place Toronto ・ October 28, 2018

Although Toronto has many great examples of making the best use of old industrial buildings, such as 401 Richmond stands out the most with its scale and vision for cities of the future. _"The skyline... Keep Reading →

The Distillery District: Conserving & updating heritage buildings

Place Toronto ・ October 20, 2018

The Distillery District is one of the most popular sites of Toronto to visit, both for tourists and locals. This district comprises more than 40 heritage buildings of the former Gooderham and Worts Distillery... Keep Reading →

Jane and Finch, Canada's most diverse neighborhood

Place Toronto ・ October 15, 2018

"Jane and Finch may not be the best-planned community. Blame the ’crats who put pen to paper back in the 60s." - ENZO DIMATTEO, 9 things we love about Jane-Finch Jane and Finch is a neighborhood... Keep Reading →

Inside Sidewalk Labs 307: Toronto's famous Urban laboratory

Place Toronto ・ October 15, 2018

If you are an urbanist who is especially into technologies, smart cities, and citizen participation, you probably would have heard of Sidewalk Lab already. This increasingly famous urban innovation hub... Keep Reading →

A hidden spot for creatives: 401 Richmond

Place Toronto ・ October 12, 2018

“Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.” – Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, 1961. I don't know how to describe the joy I felt when I found... Keep Reading →
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