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Submit your application. Call for proposals – Laboratoire transitoire

Do you want to participate in the creation of a new type of civic and collaborative place? Here's a great opportunity! Entremise is launching a call for proposals for a temporary occupancy project in an industrial municipal building located at 204 Young Street in Griffintown, Montreal. The deadline to submit your project is Monday, January...
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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

Notes from Italy

“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 […]

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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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