• How to bring a museum into the public sphere: Interview with the Santa Cruz MAH's Nina Simon
  • Changemaker profile: Jennifer Chivers and Naseem Saeed Sherwan of Hamilton's The Speakers Bureau
  • Spotlight on Montreal’s neighbourhood roundtables
  • Cities of the Future: Co-Creating Tomorrow
  • Cities as a commons: Sharing vision, resources and power

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Late-summer newsletter

Click here to view our August 2017 newsletter, which includes: The 2017’s Coopérathon is coming to Canada! New changemaker and placemaker profiles Announcing Julian Agyeman #AmplifierCdN Cities of the Future: Co-creating Tomorrow New resources, videos, and webinars
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Hydroponics for food security in the North

This article was originally shared on the McConnell Foundation blog and has been re-posted with the Foundation's and authors' permission. By Elvira Truglia As the northern ice breaks this summer, two retrofitted shipping containers are arriving in Iqaluit, where they will be repurposed as vessels for growing plants in water. The hydroponics project, called The Growcer,...
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Articles from SPACING

Weekly feature blogs produced by our partner, Spacing, the Canadian urbanist magazine

Call for Entries: Urbanarium’s 2017 Missing Middle Housing Competition

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 […]

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Book Review From The Stacks: The New Downtown Library

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 […]

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WWW: Cities fighting for the death of car culture

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 […]

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WWW: Standing ground or biting the hand that feeds you?

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 […]

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