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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

2014 | Issue 32

NATIONAL: Cities For People

The summer 2014 national edition of Spacing is packed full of articles that highlight the need to put people at the centre of building healthy and vibrant cities.

The 30-page Cities For People cover section — part of a project between Spacing and Cities For People, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation — dives into a handful of subjects that demonstrate the need for a people-first approach:
• How a Montreal-based group is reaching out the city’s marginalized Aboriginal communities;
• How United We Can has improved the quality of life for Vancouver’s Downtown East Side residents by providing employment opportunities;
• How three urban agriculture projects are reshaping their respective cities;
• How a Toronto photographer has compiled a photo of at least one person living in the city from every country in the world;
• Why Edmonton is considering an “Aboriginal Quarter” near downtown;
• How Jane’s Walk is engaging with suburban community “choreographers”.

Also included in the issue are features about:
• An out-of-print board game based on Toronto’s subway;
• What should Edmonton’s city flag look like?
• A history of Vancouver’s Robson Street annual road closure
• A photo essay showing 12 steps to make cities more kid-friendly

Visit the Cities For People website: