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  • Looking for a summer read? We recommend Tactical Urbanism - check out our review
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  • Cities for People is in transition! Stay tuned for the release of our interactive report      

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Bahar Orang, Gabriel Quigley and cheyanne turions For a period of one month, beginning on 27 February 2015, teaching assistants at the University of Toronto were on strike. Advocating for fairer funding packages, hundreds of students took to the streets of the city in an attempt to better their working and schooling conditions. Written collectively...
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From our Blog

Eco-Art-Fest at Todmorden Mills

The Eco-Art-Fest is a summer-long public art festival in Toronto’s Don Valley. This year’s festival offers six outdoor public art installations, workshops for families and all ages, guided art walks, live music performances, and a gathering space modeled after a traditional Beer Garden. This space offers visitors a place to relax, eat organic locally sourced...
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How Tactical Urbanism “Adds Up”

A review of Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action for Long-term Change, by Anthony Garcia and Mike Lydon. 2015. ISBN 9781610915267. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 256 pp. This review was originally written for The Nature of Cities. This is a shortened version. Tactical Urbanism: it’s one of the buzz words in the emerging people-centred planning paradigm. If...
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The State of City Building Project Launch (Toronto)

On Wednesday, July 15, The Ryerson City Building Institute will launch their State of City Building Project, which includes the first annual State of City Building Report and the Citylinx online database. Citylinx identifies and categorizes leading organizations that are involved in studying or advocating for excellence in city building. This growing list allows the public, key...
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Cities for People in transition

As you may know, Cities for People is an experimental initiative – one that’s testing out approaches to shaping more livable and resilient cities.  Since January 2014, we have focused on supporting, connecting, and amplifying work in cities across Canada to build on what’s already happening and facilitate new collaborations and ways of working. As...
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Articles from SPACING

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

Porch Parade

Summer is the time to get outdoors, and in the same spirit as the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London’s Hyde Park, the City of Vancouver has once again closed Robson between Hornby and Howe Streets in front of the south steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery, to examine the notion of public space in the heart […]

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Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

This post by Jeffrey Trieu is part of Spacing‘s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike […]

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Finding our way by bike

This post by Natalie Corbo is part of Spacing‘s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. Google Maps is not the best tool for mapping out a bike route. Not only is the software an unreliable judge […]

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