Despite the needlessly provocative title, this is a great CBC The National segment on how Vancouver’s investments in bike lanes and related cycling infrastructures have made car-optional lifestyles possible in our city. The video features the Bruntlett family (of Modacity fame) and UBC prof Kay Teschke.
Bike Lane Battle
There’s a battle going on on many urban streets around the world. Two wheels versus four. Click here for the full story.
I met up with David Miller, the President & CEO of WWF-Canada to discuss the WWF’s current Go Wild campaign while touring Vancouver’s Habitat Island
Tactical Urbanism provides permission for engaged community members to become key actors in the transformation of their neighbourhoods.
Over the last century, Canadian cities have been designed to accommodate the automobile. So, how do we redesign them to benefit people?
In Urban Acupuncture, Jaime Lerner outlines a method for initiating urban change through small, innovative interventions that target a specific challenge.
A great video that highlights the success one of Vancouver’s most recent—and controversial—urban interventions: the Seaside Greenway and bike route along Cornwall and Point Great Road.
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This looks to be an extraordinary lecture series from the new Urban Design Forum at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
A group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders to predict the future of livable, walkable city life.
Leigh Gallagher at TEDxMidAtlantic
Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at Fortune magazine. She is a co-chair of the Fortune U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership and a visiting scholar at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. Her first book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, was published by Portfolio in August 2013. Continue reading
Jeff Speck at TEDxMidAtlantic
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who, through writing, public service, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design. The Christian Science Monitor called his recent book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work.”