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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

  • Public Security

    Although Toronto is more worried about shootings than car bombs. Worldwide, urban security is an increasing concern. Before we start making our cities...

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  • The spin on monster garbage bins

    Only a few days left to complete the public survey of the monster garbage bins. If you are unfamiliar with this subject go to this site to find out more...

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  • Behind the billboards

    A fine arts student in Poznan, Poland has created a wonderful public art installation that I have wanted to do for years, but had no idea where to start...

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  • Trash Talking

    While Toronto is testing Monster Garbage Cans that look like multiplex theatres, Berlin is installing cute (ad-free, orange, solar-powered) talking trash...

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  • More St. Clair ROW stuff

    The Globe and Mail wrote about the City of Toronto’s plan to challenge the three-panel judges decision to stop construction of the St. Clair...

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  • The Cold War Against St. Clair

    How is your St. Clair boycott going? Mine is going just fine — I even (mostly) shut my eyes yesterday as I crossed the pariah avenue while out for...

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  • The value of public space in dollars

    There is no real way to express the value of the public realm of a city. But we can certainly measure its importance to our consumer-driven economy as...

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  • No way, Segway!

    The City of Toronto did the smart thing yesterday by rejecting the idea of a pilot project that would allow Segways on to our sidewalks. Robyn Reisler...

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  • The Bubble Project

    The bubble project is a great idea for tagging advertising in public space: Our communal spaces are being overrun with ads. Train stations, streets...

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  • More on St. Clair

    Some folks are writing letters and calling up the SOS group to voice their displeasure in the way they’ve stopped City building. They list their...

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  • Butter Jam

    The butter billboard campaign may be clever, but this jam of the campaign (on Spadina north of Queen) is even better, turning an ad into a sci-fi...

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  • Remaking the face of public space

    If you have a copy of today’s Globe and Mail you should flip to page A16 for a feature on our friends at the Toronto Public Space Committee and...

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