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Articles from SPACING
Weekly feature blogs produced by our partner, Spacing, the Canadian urbanist magazine
What would it take to solve Vancouver’s housing crisis? The not-for-profit organization Urbanarium has issued an invitation to talented designers from around the world to develop and present innovative solutions for Metro Vancouver’s ‘Missing Middle’ housing crisis. “Statistics show that the Vancouver region faces a housing affordability crisis,” says Richard Henriquez, Urbanarium Board Chair. “While the […]
Author: Shannon Mattern (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) “The legitimacy of the library is in question” — Rem Koolhaas during the design of the Seattle Central Library in 1999 (paraphrased). In the digital age, the legitimacy of the library is in question. The definition of the library’s function in society is increasingly complex. Libraries […]
Make cycling cool again How China is attempting to reverse its car-centric, status oriented, development agenda and re-popularize the bicycle utilizing mobile technology. Taxis vs. Cyclists: How Belfast’s bus lanes have become a site of competition With taxi drivers fighting for the permanent right to drive in bus lanes to improve service efficiency, the validity […]
Barcelona’s war on tourism How Barcelona is reclaiming the city for residents, not tourists in order to reinvigorate the central city and manage the hordes of tourists and industry that caters to them. Tourism may be economically beneficial but possesses a high cost for local residents and their culture. Portland: Putting its money where its […]