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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

  • talk20 toronto call for participants

    talk20 is not a lecture but a gathering, an open forum for the dissemination of ideas in art, architecture and design. It provides a open stage for...

  • How to Upholster a Tree Stump

    Madelon Galland reports on his Tree Stump project in SuperNaturale. I remember seeing one of the stumps last time I was in New York and always wondered...

  • * moonlight bike ride *

    Who could resist a moonlight bike ride on a fine August night? Quiet, peaceful, and lit by streetlamps, the city takes on a new, almost more personal...

  • Cool Mist in Qatar

    As gas prices rise Toronto’s transit and cycling infrastructure is under attack. First it was the bike rings now it is the transit shelters...

  • Cambridge Pocket Park

    In September 2004, the University of Waterloo School of Architecture relocated into an abandoned factory warehouse in the urban core of Cambridge...

  • Weather Vanes

    Here is some functional street furniture from the UK.¬† McChesney Architects designed a series of innovative swivelling wind shelters on Blackpool’s...

  • Mobile Landscape Intervention Unit

    The Mobile Landscape Intervention Unit is a recycled shipping container that has been transformed into a live-work space for a team of intrepid gardeners...

  • Mis-Guided

    Mis-Guide is a book and website created by Wrights & Sites, a group of four UK based artists. Mis-Guide is a guide book that can be used in any city...

  • A Walk in the Park

    David Gallaugher, a student at the Dalhousie School of Architecture in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has created a grass-lined wheel to simulate an eternal lawn...

  • Toronto, measured in feet

    Nicholas Hune-Brown and J. Graham Lee write in the Toronto Star about measuring the space of the city and its sprawl by walking across it. Should be a...

  • Parks, Plazas and Squares

    Project for Public Spaces‘ website has a new series of articles on public Parks, Plazas & Squares including their approach to design and Ten...

  • Cityspace

    For the first time in human history more people live in the world’s cities than in the country. CBC radio has created a website dedicated to cities¬...