Friday 5: Articles for Urbanists [October 15th-21st]

Here is this week’s selection of news and views for urbanists:

  • It Takes a Village to Raise a CityRedevelopment in existing communities requires communication, co-operation and consultation to find common ground. ( Open File Calgary)
Redevelopment in existing communities requires communication, co-operation and consultation to find common ground.

Photo by C Law via flickr

  • How Cities Should WorkThe director of “Urbanized” talks about the universal issues cities face and how Twitter is changing filmmaking. (Imprint – Salon)

 

 

Yuri Artibise

Yuri Artibise is an experienced policy analyst, community engagement practitioner and social media specialist. I have a Master of Public Administration degree with over 10 years of public policy research, analysis, and advocacy experience.
  • Good articles you’ve chosen, Yuri.  The nimbyism one is alarming… especially given the abundance of elderly in Victoria.  I’m going to pay more attention at community development meetings… given the observations made in the article.

    Also you make Jane Jacobs book sound so appealing.  I’ve not read that book (though have read 1 (maybe 2?) of others’ of hers).  I know its reputation, though.  Will add it to my reading list.

    • Thanks for the comment Ben. I’ve noticed that most public hearings are dominated by older people, who tend to be more resistant to change. This is true both here in Vancouver as well as in Phoenix. Part of the explanation is that they have the time to commit several hours on a weeknight that younger residents, especially those with children do not.
      DLGAC is a great book, but I must admit that—although I’ve read each chapter several times—I’ve never read the book cover the cover. I use it both as an inspiration and to look up specific ideas and responses when writing. Her writing is indeed poetic at times.