• Hear from international leaders in participatory urbanism at the City as a Commons. Tor: Mar 27. Ott: Mar 28.
  • Cities Reducing Poverty: Bringing all voices to the table
  • Placemaking for Peacemaking: Rony Al Jalkh
  • Learning about Participatory City with Tessy Britton
  • Read the summary | Kids and Place Lab: Learning from the United States and exploring for Canada

From our Blog

Placemaking for Peacemaking

This is the third in a Placemaking Profile series in which we will share short conversations we’ve had with urban innovators – from those who are actively building places that foster social inclusion to those who listen, engage, and tell stories from the communities. For more information about placemaking, please click here. Rony Al Jalkh:...
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Participatory cities grounded in practical, everyday acts

This is the fourth in a Placemaking Profile series in which we will share short conversations we’ve had with urban innovators – from those who are actively building places that foster social inclusion to those who listen, engage, and tell stories from the communities. For more information about placemaking, please click here. Tessy Britton: Participatory...
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CIRM Lunch discussions at McGill University: March 21, 23, 24

On March 21, 23, and 24, hear from innovators from academic, private, public and non-profit sectors, all of whom are seeking to ensure that 21st-century urban development balances economic, social and environmental concerns. These sessions will be bilingual (FR/EN), with no simultaneous translation. March 21st, 10.00-11.30: Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and...
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March 2017 Newsletter

Read our March newsletter: City as Commons discussion series: Join us this spring! Cities Reducing Poverty: When Business is Engaged Youthful Cities + 30Network Vancouver: Housing & Affordability think & do tank Get out and walk! Join the global Jane’s Walks festival May 5-7 International « Le Monde » Smart Cities Innovation Awards 2017 Save...
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Articles from SPACING

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

WWW: Stories of urban infrastructure

Learning from the mistakes of the High Line Planners rethink and reassess how the design of New York City’s High Line park could have better served the community it was constructed within and combat the inequality issues that plague the city. Stories of life in the sky Skyscraper dwellers share their stories about living in […]

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How Planning Institute Fees are Holding Us Back

Students conducting an active transportation audit. From @APA_Planning/Twitter Some believe that Canada’s provincial and national urban planning institutes are increasingly moving towards principles of social inclusion and equity. However, a major factor inhibiting the inclusion of young people and others working outside higher paying private and public sector jobs in planning is the institute fees, […]

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WWW: Changing various urban spaces to better serve residents and businesses

How a rural town rebuilt its main street economy from the bottom up With small towns falling on tough economic times, one Mississippi town successfully rebuilt its main street into a thriving commercial district that provides creative and educational opportunities for young people. Playground politics How the urban playground is regaining its sense of adventure, […]

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WWW: Designing the just and accessible city

Examining the gendered nature of public transit Recognizing the tremendous impact that traditional gender roles have on how individuals use transit, cities are taking steps to redesign public spaces and transportation networks to better serve the needs of women and families. How intelligent urban design can winterize cities How Edmonton is strategically implementing urban design […]

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