Thursday, March 26, 2015

From BT | A | Works —
The Hipsterhomelands of Vancouver

Andy Yan, @BTArchitects StatsCan map: 25-39 yr olds leaving the neighbourhoods of multi-million dollar single family...

Posted by The Sidewalk Ballet on Thursday, March 26, 2015
BT | A | Works » The #Hipsterhomelands of #Vancouver

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

How urban designer Ken Greenberg's neighbourhood made succesful transition from industrial to mixed use

More at @CBCToronto Toronto 2025: How to grow, with minimal growing pains

How Much Sprawl Costs America — $1trillion+ according to new report

How Much Sprawl Costs America @CityLab @LitmanVTPI

Posted by The Sidewalk Ballet on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

From @Upworthy — Cities being described
as "obesogenic" environments.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Why Cities Around The World
Are Suddenly Ditching Traffic Lights

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

From Price Tags
How Vancouver does successful retail

Sam Newberg – known as ‘Joe Urban’ – sent this request to Price Tags:
 We’re having a crisis of urban design in Minneapolis. (How the City of Minneapolis Actually Influences Building Design). We’re talking too much about materials and not enough about frontage. One of the comments in this post is from a city planner who is sticking up for his staff at the city, but I still think we need to do a better job at frontage. More doors, more active, not just windows. Any advice on what specifically Vancouver does to get better results? More at: Advice for Minneapolis: How Vancouver does successful retail | Price Tags

Live tweets from #TED2015 Vancouver

Sunday, March 15, 2015

For Warhol, J.G. Ballard, and others
the destroyed car is one of the most potent symbols in modern art

Thursday, March 12, 2015

From Urban Toronto
Westbank Proposes Fully Rethought
Mirvish Village Redevelopment

Ever since it was announced last year that David Mirvish had sold his family's iconic Honest Ed's store and Mirvish Village properties at Bloor and Bathurst Streets to Vancouver-based developer Westbank Corp, people have been wondering what the proposed redevelopment of the site would look like. Would the quaint and eclectic atmosphere of Markham Street be maintained? How tall and dense would the proposal be? Will it end up with a monolithic feel? More at: Westbank Proposes Fully Rethought Mirvish Village Redevelopment | Urban Toronto

Parking Madness 2015! It's depressing
what we've done to downtowns
@schmangee @StreetsblogUSA

More at: Parking Madness 2015! First Match: Camden vs. Mobile | Streetsblog USA

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Free eBook — @CityLab Books:
The Future of Transportation

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

From CityLab — "Simple and Universal Law Governing Pedestrian Behaviour"

Big city sidewalks can feel like an inexplicable dance of elbows and shopping bags and baby strollers and pigeons and texting. But a group of crowd scientists has whittled the chaos to its core and found that, far from unpredictable, foot traffic follows a mathematical formula elegant for its simplicity. From Shibuya Crossing to Times Square we're all performing invisible calculus: computing other people's speeds and trajectories and adjusting our own accordingly. More at: University of Minnesota Researchers Propose a "Simple and Universal Law Governing Pedestrian Behavior" - CityLab

Pedestrians First @Penalosa_G

Pedestrians First from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

From @guardiancities —
Are we seeing the erosion of public space
and access in our cities?

Friday, March 6, 2015

From Institute for Transportation
and Development Policy

Infographic: Sizing Up Parking Space

Sizing Up Parking Space - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
Twitter: @ITDP_HQ

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Background / Vancouver —
An artist's view of the city, October 30, 1972

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Putting Public Back Into Public Space —
Jeff Risom Partner, Gehl Architects

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Women in Design: An interview with Johanna Hurme of @546arch @spacingvan