• Register for the inaugural Community Change Institute, Sept. 26-30 in Toronto
  • What is Placemaking? Reflections from Alex Gillis
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  • Evergreen Canada announces the 2016 City Builder Award winners!
  • Imagining Laneway Futures in Toronto's Danforth East neighbourhood

From our Blog

Laneway Futures

This isn't the first time we have written about laneways (see our previous stories on le Parc Oxygène in Montréal and the Laneway Summit in Toronto); they are the sites of an emerging kind of urbanism - one in which communities work together to implement on-the-ground projects that bring to light possibilities for underused or...
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Placemaking Leadership Forum LIVESTREAM

From September 15-17, 2016, watch a LIVESTREAM of the Placemaking Leadership Forum, taking place in Vancouver, organized by New York City-based Project for Public Spaces. This is a hugely important gathering of practitioners around the world to chart the futures of placemaking - as we look ahead to global gatherings around cities and sustainable development,...
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What is placemaking?

This article was originally written for the McConnell Foundation blog by Alex Gillis. Ten years ago, if you walked along sections of the Toronto ravine system that follow the Don Valley, you’d have likely noticed an abandoned, 100-year-old brickworks, surrounded by an expanse of tangled brush and marshland. Today, thanks to the creative vision of...
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August 2016 newsletter

Read our August newsletter: Announcing new Cities for People grantees Evergreen Senior Fellow announcement New Cities Summit highlights Register for Placemaking Leadership Forum Sep 14-16 Placemaking Canada Survey and Event Sep 17 Tamarack Community Change Institute Sep 26-30 Click here for our newsletter archives.
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Articles from SPACING

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

Notes from Holland

As an architect on vacation, one does not travel merely to escape the ennui of change orders and field reviews. Time spent abroad in another city is an opportunity to witness firsthand the delicate balance between human activity and its constructed counterpoint, and how this interaction becomes physically manifest in the way a particular city […]

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Portrait Sonore Vancouver Launched!

Portrait Sonore is a not-for-profit Montreal-based atelier of architects, artists, and musicians who have for the past decade been creating walking tour apps of major Canadian cities. This new Vancouver walking tour app is their latest collaboration with Vancouver local architect and Spacing contributor Sean Ruthen. Previous walking tour apps are available for Montreal, Quebec City and […]

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Equity, Risk Taking, and Active Transportation: Lessons from Jerusalem

­­­­­­ This post by Michelle Kearns is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. As a planning student and research assistant at the University of Toronto, I was happy to participate in a Jerusalem study tour this […]

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Toronto’s new Cycling Network Plan: What’s in store for Scarborough?

This post by Marvin Macaraig, Ph.D., is part of Spacing’s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Marvin is the Scarborough Cycles Project Coordinator at the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership. Scarborough Cycles is funded by the Metcalf Foundation’s Cycle City program, […]

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