This video is a collaboration between city planner, urban designer, and author Jeff Speck, and 3D artist Spencer Boomhower, this series of videos describes some of the most common and most effective “road diets.”
This is a combination of four videos. You can see the individual videos here:
What is a “Road Diet”?
A road diet, also called a lane reduction or road rechannelization, is a technique in transportation planning whereby the number of travel lanes and/or effective width of the road is reduced in order to achieve systemic improvements.
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.
By Kathleen Corey and Brian Gould Continue reading
I recently came across a video by CU Planet about the role that Vancity Credit Union played in the foundation of the Athlete’s Village Housing Co-operative.
I’m looking forward to seeing this film by Institute B. While I’ve always been interested in projects the advance public well-being, I have recently become very interested in the idea of social enterprises—organizations that “do well by doing good.” Continue reading
Deck Two’s Global City is a mural that, as its name suggests, aims to encompass the world, or at least, its architecture.
Amada Gibbs talks about creative and productive public engagement techniques to address the pressing issues facing cities
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): Brent Toderian’s Presentation UDI Final
Urban Anthropologists, Andy and Carolyn London interview some of New York City’s more overlooked citizens.
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.
Just when I think that I’m done with time lapse videos, another catches my attention and draws me back in.