Saturday, February 28, 2015

From @TheTyee — Part 2 of 3
'At My Age, All I Expect Is a Place to Live'

From @TheTyee — Part 3 of 3
Inside Woodward's, a Still-Contentious
Social Housing Experiment

Inside Woodward's, a Still-Contentious Social Housing Experiment | The Tyee

From The Tyee — Part 1 of 3
At Four Sisters Co-op, an
Affordable Housing Dream Realized

Friday, February 27, 2015

Encore: video: Maeklong Railway Market

Thursday, February 26, 2015

From On the Commons
The Promise of Co-ops
Connecting with the Commons

Is it possible to imagine a new sort of synthesis or synergy between the emerging peer production and commons movement on the one hand, and growing, innovative elements of the co-operative and solidarity economy movements on the other?
 That was the animating question behind a two-day workshop, “Toward an Open Co-operativism,” held in August 2014 and now chronicled in a new report by UK co-operative expert Pat Conaty. (Pat is a Fellow of the New Economics Foundation and a Research Associate of Co-operatives UK, and attended the workshop.) More at:  The Promise of Co-ops Connecting with the Commons | On the Commons

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

State of Walking in Canada Survey

From Price Tags:
The State of the Walking Movement in Canada: A National Survey of Walking Organizations. Canada Walks is working with Ryerson University to conduct a survey to learn more about the state of the walking movement in Canada. The survey is aimed at national, provincial and local organizations and groups that:.
   —promote and support walking and walkability
   —have walking/walkability in their mandate.
   —have staff or volunteers who work directly on walking related initiatives
Completing the survey will take about 15 minutes of your time. Please follow this link to the survey, and respond by Friday, February 27. More: State of Walking in Canada Survey

Friday, February 20, 2015

An anti-car General Electric
ad from the 40s....

From Planetizen
Economic Thinking for Planners

This course shows how "Economic Thinking" can inform our thinking on big questions like why some countries are rich while some are poor and how so many us have become so much better off than our ancestors. Peter Gordon introduces the "Economic Thinking for Planners" series. Peter Gordon is Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. His research interests are in applied urban economics. 
More at: Planetizen Courses

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

From @planetizen — Does your city need a 12-step program to kick its parking addiction?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

From Schumacher Centre
For a New Economics
— On Jane Jacobs'
Cities and The Wealth of Nations

Saturday, February 14, 2015

#Nanaimo waterfront park lease
referendum upcoming — I share some thoughts with Mayor + Council

From @TheCurrentCBC —
How to design cities for an aging population‬ @Penalosa_G @KGreenbergTO

Monday, February 9, 2015

@transitmixapp — from amateur sensation to agency consideration @CityLab

Saturday, February 7, 2015

What, exactly, is gentrification?

Friday, February 6, 2015

From CBC Power & Politics — Panel:
Canada's Big City Mayors on the hot seat #pnpcbc

As municipal leaders from across Canada meet in Toronto for the big mayors @FCM_online conference, @evansolomoncbc hosted a special Power & Politics devoting two hours to cities and the challenges they face. He was joined by six of Canada's most influential mayors who took questions from a live studio audience. #pnpcbc@evansolomoncbc

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

@AmExperiencePBS American Experience: The World that Moses Built

American Experience: The World that Moses Built Part 1 - YouTube

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

From @StrongTowns @TheSchoolOfLife —
How to make an attractive city

More at: An attractive city — Strong Towns

#JaneJacobs talks to @allangregg
@tvo 2000. The Nature of Economies

Sunday, February 1, 2015

It's not a complete street unless it's completely safe. #slowthecars @StrongTowns

More at: It's not a complete street unless it's completely safe. #slowthecars @StrongTowns