• Sneak peek: Montreal’s neighbourhood roundtables
  • Happening this week: Neighbourhoods ♥ The Heart of Community: Mobilizing for Impact.
  • Special June Newsletter: A unique model of inclusion and engagement in Montreal
  • Cities as a commons: Sharing vision, resources and power
  • Our Learnings from international perspectives on The City as a Commons

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Special June Newsletter: Montreal’s neighbourhood roundtables

Click here to view our June newsletter: Montreal’s neighbourhood roundtables: A unique model of inclusion and engagement Collective Impact Project Awarded! Be part of LEDlab’s 2017/18 internship program! Deadline: June 13, 2017 17th IOPD conference - Montréal, QC. June 16-19, 2017 Cities of the Future: Co-creating Tomorrow - Vancouver, BC. Sept 25-29, 2017  
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Sneak peek: Montreal’s neighbourhood roundtables

This June we will have the opportunity to meet with some of Montreal’s neighbourhood roundtables! Find out more about the work of some of these changemaking organizations:  Vivre Saint-Michel en santé Vivre Saint-Michel en santé (VSMS) is a coalition of community organizations, citizens and institutions committed to fight against poverty and social exclusion. Their areas...
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May 2017 News!

Missed our May newsletter? Get it here. What if we thought of the City as a Commons? Neighbourhoods ♥ The Heart of Community Jane’s Walks are coming to your city: May 5 to 7 The future of local communities Here to Stay: Housing Solutions and Youth Webinar: Piloting Basic Income in the Barcelona Why would...
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Cities as a commons: Sharing vision, resources and power

by Alex Gillis Uber, Airbnb and other sharing enterprises allow people to buy rides, rent homes and hire people for everyday chores, but are those initiatives really about sharing? “They are full of the steroid of venture capital,” explained Julian Agyeman, co-author of the book Sharing Cities and professor of urban and environmental policy and...
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Articles from SPACING

Weekly feature blogs produced by our partner, Spacing, the Canadian urbanist magazine

Book Review From The Stacks: The New Downtown Library

Author: Shannon Mattern (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) “The legitimacy of the library is in question”   — Rem Koolhaas during the design of the Seattle Central Library in 1999 (paraphrased). In the digital age, the legitimacy of the library is in question.  The definition of the library’s function in society is increasingly complex.  Libraries […]

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WWW: Cities fighting for the death of car culture

Make cycling cool again How China is attempting to reverse its car-centric, status oriented, development agenda and re-popularize the bicycle utilizing mobile technology. Taxis vs. Cyclists: How Belfast’s bus lanes have become a site of competition With taxi drivers fighting for the permanent right to drive in bus lanes to improve service efficiency, the validity […]

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WWW: Standing ground or biting the hand that feeds you?

Barcelona’s war on tourism How Barcelona is reclaiming the city for residents, not tourists in order to reinvigorate the central city and manage the hordes of tourists and industry that caters to them. Tourism may be economically beneficial but possesses a high cost for local residents and their culture. Portland: Putting its money where its […]

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WWW: Inclusive urban visions

How to build inclusive communities Challenging urban segregation is essential for economic and social suitability but requires multiple forms of interventions to reverse the patterns of homogenous communities found in cities worldwide.   Feminizing public space in Sweden How one Stockholm suburb is redesigning parks to be safe and accessible for women. Can New York […]

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