This is a compilation of videos taken from the YouTube channel of one Russian bus driver. He often encounters with drivers who don’t respect traffic rules, and uses his bus to teach them a lesson.
car2go movements in Vancouver, Friday, February 8th, 2013
4 am Friday morning to 4 am Saturday morning, February 8th/9th, 2013. Background map from OpenStreetMap, © OpenStreetMap contributors: http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright. This video uses car2go API data but is not endorsed or certified by car2go.
Learn more about car2go and the making and meaning of this map at the Vancouver Observer.
- Interview with Car2Go CEO Nick Cole
- OpenStreetMap: the Open Source of the Mobile Age
- Car2go migration patterns in Vancouver: Where did the Smart Cars go?
A short, point-of-view documentary on how a family of four can get from point A to point B by foot, bike, or public transit.
Director, Second Camera, Editor: Brigitte Patenaude
Producer, Transportation: Ian Deichen
Camera, Editor: Devon Mussett
Follow their blog at velofamilydiaries.blogspot.ca.
Yet again, the ad that won the “Superbowl Commercial Sweepstakes” paid homage to the automobile. This stuck a nerve with Diana Lind of Next City, who created a brilliant two-minute riposte highlighting what’s great about public transit. According to Lind:
And yet the ad, like the one about soldiers for Jeep, conflated the merits of people with those of cars. Which seems a bit sad for 2013, when in the past six months climate change has reared its ugly head and begged us to change our consumption economy for something a bit more sustainable. And the nostalgic imagery — as if we only believe in farmers and soldiers to represent the best of humanity, and as if buying a car is a noble act — started to offend me.
Here is the video:
Disney’s Academy Awards-nominated short film “Paperman” has been making the social media rounds this week. While many people enjoy it for the novel merging of computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, I was drawn to the video for it’s representation of serendipity in the city.
As an UBC alumni (Poli Sci ’97) I was honoured to be asked part of this promotional video for UBC Alumni Affairs to talk about how I am reconnecting with my alma mater after 15 years.
As seen on Spacing Vancouver.
Note: if the “HD” button hasn’t defaulted to blue, you’ll need to click to turn it on. It’s worth it.
In these past summer months, VIVA Vancouver has tapped into a number of ways of inexpensively transforming underutilized spaces into both temporary and lasting positive amenities.
Last summer, Spacing highlighted Picnurbia, produced by the Loose Affliates. It was introduced as a new concept for making Robson Square a more inviting and pedestrian friendly space. Yet uncertainty of the long-term fate of Robson Square prompted a petition keep traffic off the plaza, circulated by the Vancouver Public Space Network. Spacing Vancouver is pleased to present an update on this year’s new “Picnurbia” and other initiatives sprouting on film.
Inspired by similar projects in San Francisco and New York City, Vancouver is envisioning its own version of ‘pavement to parks’ projects. The newly-installed parklets and public plazes featured in the video are:
Urban Pasture – a sinuous bench built by FSOARK in partnership with Café Crêpe, located at Burrard on Robson Street.
Pop Rocks – interactive art designed by AFJD Studio and Matthew Soules Architecture, located between Hornby and Howe on Robson Street, made locally from recycled materials including sail material from Canada Place.
Hot Tubs – inspired cedar ‘hot tub’ seating by Matthew Thomson from PFS and Erika Mashig from Hapa Collaborative on E. 44th Avenue, west of Fraser Street.
The collaborative efforts between local communities, designers, and the City of Vancouver are livening up Vancouver’s streets, bringing together an eclectic mix of re-activating our street right-of-ways. Viva la vida!
Kathleen Corey likes tiny apartments over shops, hikes with panoramic city views, and flowing urban landscapes. While in the San Francisco Bay Area, she led design processes for the India Basin community farm and Wilkie Creek outdoor classroom. Kathleen completed the Urban Design certificate at SFU’s City Program and is working toward her Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph.
Submission into the Canadian Tourism Commission “35 Million Directors” Contest.
Directed by Christopher Scott Avery
Assisted by Alicia Margetts & David Avery
Edited by Alex van Nieuwkuyk
Music by Fernando Franco
Deck Two’s Global City is an ambitious hand-drawn mural that aims to encompass the world—or at least its architecture—into a single cityscape.
- DeckTwo Global City(awesome-robo.com)
- A Global City Mash-Up(theatlanticcities.com)
- Artistry: Behold a City Where the Eiffel Tower and Colosseum Coexist(curbed.com)
On November 28, 2011, City of Vancouver Planning Director, Brent Toderian, spoke to the members of the Urban Development Institute on issues relating to affordability, city planning, CACs, architecture and housing supply:
You can follow along with the slides below (or download them for future reference):
Through his Yurbanism brand, Yuri Artibise explores the ‘Y’ of urbanism by sharing ways to make our cities more livable, community-oriented places one block at a time.