photo by James Bremner
I’m off to the Alberta Magazines Conference to speak about Spacing’s approach to building a community around a magazine and our somewhat unique distribution model. I’ve never been to Calgary, so I’m looking forward to wandering around the core of the city, while I hope to get to drive out into the sprawling ‘burbs I’ve heard so much about.
On these trips, I tend to walk furiously around the city photographing things like garbage/recycling bins, street furniture, cycling infrastructure, and other urban design elements (okay, I’m a bit weird). This usually results in a few posts here on Spacing Toronto and I suspect this trip will be no different. I’ve been told to see a few places by my friends, but I’d be happy to take suggestions from Spacing readers on parts of the city I should check out or details I should pay close attention to. Also free to leave me a message on my Facebook profile where I ask my “friends” for some travel advice.
I’ll also be working in Vancouver next week. I have spent a lot of time in that city over the last decade and I always leave impressed with some new urban design ideas they are experimenting with, such as turning a redundant block of a street into a parkette or allowing community groups to maintain gardens in public boulevards and roundabouts. But give me ideas for Vancouver as well.
photo by Wilhelm Sjostrom