This episode of Spacing Radio challenges listeners to think about public spaces in a different light. The first place we want you to reconsider is under your feet and under the roads – the sewer system. Spacing Radio producer Mieke Anderson goes exploring underground in Montreal. At the 4 Days conference in Halifax, the Spacing Atlantic crew got to chat with John Thackara, the former director of the Netherlands Design Institute and a globe-trotting booster of social innovation. And we discuss a unique project in Vancouver that converts roundabouts and curbside boulevards into blooming gardens. The musical guest is the glorious Montreal band Malajube.
Links to stuff from Spacing Radio 011
- Under Montreal: Web site and Andrew Emond’s posts on Spacing Montreal
- 4 Days in Halifax: Conference web site and John Thackara’s web site
- Greenways Vancouver: Green Streets and Blooming Boulevards web pages
- Malajube: Band’s web site, mySpace page and Wikipedia profile
photo by Andrew Emond