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“To make this course of action clear to my French readers, I must explain that in Italy, a country very far away from us, people are still driven to despair by love.” Stendahl Stendahl Syndrome can be defined as an emotional anxiety attack that one can be stricken with as a result of looking at […]
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 […]