Posts Tagged:Vancouver

Video Sunday: Cycling in the World’s most Beautiful City

During my year in Vancouver, I learned to love cycling in the city. Riding my bike along the city’s beautiful Seawall, through Stanley Park or to Downtown, cycling to my favourite coffee shops, restaurants and other places in the West End or simply exploring other neighbourhoods around the city made me quickly realize that cycling…

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Is Public Space a Public Good?

Is public space a public good? According to Mark Kingswell, an award-winning professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, the answer to this question is “No”. As discussed in his lecture on February 20, 2013 at SFU Vancouver, public space is a key place where intellect and imagination has to be exercised but we are…

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My Year in Review: 2013

As it’s the last day of the year, I want to take this opportunity to look back at some of my personal moments of 2013 which has been a year of transitions, challenges, learning and so many great and diverse experiences for me. Let’s do this chronologically and with some pictures: January started with a…

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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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Citizen engagement in Vancouver

While Austrian politics is becoming more and more of a fake democracy (whether it’s on the military referendum or the Viennese referendum), the Austrian newspaper DER STANDARD leads the way in terms of true participation. For a special issue on direct democracy it asks its readers for their ideas on articles as well as their…

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