• This February, Edmonton will host the second Winter Cities Shake-Up
  • Introducing our Placemaker profile series
  • Placemaking Week outtakes: Digital technology as one pathway to social inclusion in placemaking
  • Download the Illustrated Guide to the Participatory City!
  • Imagining Laneway Futures in Toronto's Danforth East neighbourhood

From our Blog

Placemaker profile: Victoria Dickenson

This is the first in a Placemaking Profile series in which we will share short conversations we've had with leaders in Canadian cities - from those who are actively building places that foster social inclusion to those who listen, engage, and tell stories from the communities that make up our cities. For more information about...
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Winter Cities Shakeup 2017

Information courtesy of Michelle Ménard, Winter Cities Shake-up  Thrive, Prosper, Create and Have Fun! Please join us at the International Winter Cities Conference, February 16-18, 2017 in Edmonton, Canada. The Winter Cities Shake-Up is three days of thinking outside the box about how we do winter.  Innovators, leaders, researchers, creators and makers from around the world will...
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Students bring their talents and skills to community projects through Vancouver’s LEDlab

By Elvira Truglia Introducing the Civic Innovation Blog Series: Campus—City collaborations This post is the first of a series showcasing the seven selected projects of the Civic Innovation Awards. Launched in the fall of 2015, the awards program supports innovative collaborations between post-secondary institutions and community organizations, municipalities or businesses that strengthen their communities. Photo...
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Cities for People + getting to collective impact

Read the original article, Ten Key Ingredients for Collective Impact: Powering Town Halls for Societal Change, by Indy Johar, Imandeep Kaur, and Orestes Chouchoulas on Dark Matter Laboratories. One of the goals set out by the Cities for People initiative during its inception over three years ago was to shake up the ways in which we work...
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Articles from SPACING

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

Bikes and Belonging: helping Toronto feel like home

This post by Yvonne Verlinden is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Yvonne’s research project was funded through the RBC Partnership for Change: Immigrant, Diversity, and Inclusion Project at Ryerson University.  How can a bike change one’s experience of a city? This summer, I explored this […]

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Notes from Holland

As an architect on vacation, one does not travel merely to escape the ennui of change orders and field reviews. Time spent abroad in another city is an opportunity to witness firsthand the delicate balance between human activity and its constructed counterpoint, and how this interaction becomes physically manifest in the way a particular city […]

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Portrait Sonore Vancouver Launched!

Portrait Sonore is a not-for-profit Montreal-based atelier of architects, artists, and musicians who have for the past decade been creating walking tour apps of major Canadian cities. This new Vancouver walking tour app is their latest collaboration with Vancouver local architect and Spacing contributor Sean Ruthen. Previous walking tour apps are available for Montreal, Quebec City and […]

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Equity, Risk Taking, and Active Transportation: Lessons from Jerusalem

­­­­­­ This post by Michelle Kearns 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. As a planning student and research assistant at the University of Toronto, I was happy to participate in a Jerusalem study tour this […]

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