After missing the Seabus on my way to work today, I decided to go check out Lonsdale Quay Plaza instead of waiting inside the terminal.I then encountered something unexpected at the plaza: Indeed, as we can see from the picture, that is a public piano placed right upon the edge of the plaza near the water surrounding Lonsdale Quay. Having just … More Triangulation & Public Space: Bringing citizens together.
Copenhagen has been in the spotlight for its green urban policies with numerous awards and titles for being among the world’s most sustainable and livable cities. An often cited reason for this is the culture of and infrastructure for cycling as a mode of transportation. In striving to become the ‘world’s best cycling city,’ the … More Christiania: Space for Cycling Politics? Local Resistance in the ‘World’s Best Cycling City’ – Guest Post by Amanda K. Winter
Last week, a couple of our research team members: Stuart Dow, Mike Wakely and myself went to Victoria for a site visit of Dockside Green, a neighbourhood scale development project which aims at an ecological form of urban living. Although I was excited to be in Victoria, I had come into the site visit with low expectations simply because the project … More Dockside Green: How a community can grow in unplanned circumstances