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Montreal Monday: teens, trees and commuting

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Each Monday, we bring you some of the popular posts from our sister blog, Spacing Montreal. We’ll keep an eye open for topics and discussions that are pertinent to current public space issues in Toronto.

Teenagers rely on public space more than almost any demographic, yet are rarely taken into consideration during the urban planning process.  Drawing on her own adolescent experiences, Alanah Heffez poses the question of how to consider the wants and needs of teens in public space.
• Bronwyn Chester brings us the most recent installment of Tree Tuesday by investigating the arrival of Black Locusts and their impact on the city’s green spaces.
• KC Bolton provides a window into the diciest part of his commute by showing us one of Montreal’s more dangerous intersections.

Photo by Alanah Heffez