Hunter Street’s microlofts an answer to building sustainable density in Halifax’s urban core
HALIFAX – You may not have noticed them even if you live in the area. Three tiny residential units are being built in a backyard on Hunter Street...By Tristan Cleveland
Oromocto – A New Frontier for Urbanism?
Across North America, many suburban municipalities – characterized by strip malls with thoroughfares built for cars not pedestrians – there is growing...By Hassan Arif
Fairview may lose out due to Halifax’s Arena Strategy
HALIFAX – Almost two years ago, Old HRM made a decision that New Halifax will try and contort itself into, or out of…or maybe a bit of both. The...By Abad Khan
A New Arena for Dartmouth
DARTMOUTH – Halifax’s long awaited Arena Strategy is coming before Regional Council on Tuesday and, so far, it’s the proposed closure of the...By Sam Austin
Fredericton’s Downtown Plan – Towards a Vision For The City
FREDERICTON – Fredericton is a small city – some would say a town – that offers a lot, including cultural festivals and activities, a rich arts...By Hassan Arif
Public places, not leftover spaces
What makes a place like the Campidoglio in Rome, pictured above, inviting and memorable? While elegant Renaissance buildings and a design by Michelangelo...By Sean Gillis
100 ways to make ideas seem possible
HALIFAX – Imagine if more residents could put on glasses and see streets through the eyes of someone who can change them. Problems might have...By Tristan Cleveland
Year Two of Participatory Budgeting in Halifax
HALIFAX – Kevin Feltmate recently had an idea for how to better use Conrose Park. The park (by Saint Mary’s Boat Club) has one of the best...By Tristan Cleveland
Transit First: How much service? Where?
HALIFAX – Metro Transit is busy redesigning HRM’s transit network, based on the Moving Forward Principles that were approved by Regional...By Sean Gillis
Halifax Tool Library Launches Crowdfunding Campaign
HALIFAX – The Halifax Tool Library just came closer to becoming reality: its crowdfunding and tool drive campaigns recently launched. It’s an...By Tristan Cleveland
Halifax has been a beautiful city
HALIFAX – Historical photos level an accusation: Halifax has been failed by generations of streets, subdivisions and towers that no longer offer the...By Tristan Cleveland
HRM’s Regional Plan needs adjustment, but will we seize the moment?
Editor’s Note: Below is an open letter from Frank Palermo sent to HRM Mayor Mike Savage and the Greater Halifax Community on the importance of the...By Abad Khan