Posts Tagged:Streets

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City Pics: Brussels (again)

When I recently went to Brussels for a short business trip, I also had the opportunity to (again) explore Belgium’s (Europe’s) capital on a Sunday afternoon. The city that’s famous for chocolate and fries also offers beautiful buildings, a compact, walkable downtown, good public transit and bikeshare systems and many “sticky” streets with loads of…

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Video Sunday: Inspiration from TEDCity2.0

Last September, TEDCity2.0 (complemented by many TEDxCity2.0 events around the world) brought together some of the world’s leading urban thinkers in New York City for “envisioning the cities of our future and sharing big ideas about collaborative action and sustainable solutions”. Out of more than 20 inspiring talks, I’d like to first share two talks…

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Video Sunday: The Transformation of New York City’s Streets

Although I am not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I guess the turn of the year is a good occasion to start a new feature where I’ll share at least one interesting video each week. So, here we go: I’ll start with a video which has been widely featured in traditional and social…

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Hammarby Sjöstad: Sustainable urban development at its best

When I went to beautiful Stockholm for a long weekend last month, I also spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Hammarby Sjöstad, the city’s landmark sustainable urban development district. As I’ve taken some pictures, let me share some of the ingredients of this exciting urban development project.   A dense and walkable neighborhood First of…

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Jeffrey Tumlin: Sex, Neuroscience and Walkable Urbanism

SFU’s Segal Building was packed for yesterday’s public lecture by Jeffrey Tumlin on “Sex, Neuroscience and Walkable Urbanism”. According to Mr Tumlin, we’ve redesigned human habitat to take walking out of our daily lives. Today, typical city policies cause suburban towns to be built, thereby creating absolutely miserable places, causing death (more sprawl meaning higher…

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Main Street Mosey: Walking across Vancouver!

Last weekend was definitely a weekend full of walking. After volunteering at the Vancouver Heritage Society’s “Vancouver’s West End Remembered” walking tour on Saturday, I joined more than 20 other people for the Vancouver Public Space Network’s first “Main Street Mosey” on Sunday to cross “I Walked Across Vancouver” off from our bucket lists. So,…

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Bicycle Culture by Design

I’d like to take a look back at an exciting event that I haven’t yet blogged about. With the global Velo-city conference, the Velopalooza bike festival, an awesome Critical Mass, the City’s announcement to install a public bikeshare system and two interesting SFU talks on “Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes” within a month, June…

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A Planning Tour of Vancouver’s West End

This summer, the Heritage Vancouver Society organizes a lot of exciting walking tours. As I moved to Vancouver and settled in the beautiful West End just four months ago, I was excited about Saturday’s “Planning Tour of Vancouver’s West End” with Gordon Price, Director of the SFU City Program. This tour aimed at explaining some…

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