Tagged: urbanism


Crédit photo : la SHED

Hybrid Spaces

A few weeks months ago, following a discussion about when we started Station C and how it had been quite early in the “wave” for that particular type of spaces, my friend Véronique asked me “so what would you start these days?” Spur of the moment and with the flow of conversation, I ended up […]

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Creative & Social

Part of a small series of articles I wrote for a client, posted here early 2015 but back-dated to the original dates. Across the world many communities share a few of the same problems, I’d like to pick just a couple of those and look at a few solutions currently being experimented with around innovative […]

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Copenhagen’s Car-free streets & Slow-speed zones

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The Greatest Bicycle City

From a very well respected city cycling source: I had lunch with the Mayor of the aforementioned borough and saw in his eyes the kind of visionary politician that every city should have. A man who dares to believe that his vision of his city’s future can be achieved and who isn’t afraid to suddenly […]

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Stockholm : vivre sans embouteillage

L’essai s’est étalé du 3 janvier au 31 juillet 2006. Dès le premier jour, les journaux, qui s’étaient pour la plupart déchaînés contre ce projet en s’alignant sur les craintes et les catastrophes appréhendées de la communauté des affaires, ont été ébahis. En quelques jours, précise Gunnar Söderholm, le nombre d’entrées et de sorties du […]

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L’ordinaire pas cher

La question n’est pas «a-t-on les moyens de se développer comme Bilbao, Barcelone ou Malmö» et de faire les «fines gueules», mais plutôt peut-on se permettre de continuer à se développer avec une mentalité de magasin à 1$. Peut-on progresser réellement à long terme en voulant toujours moins cher, sans trop d’exigences côté urbanisme et […]

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A new kind of corner store

An interesting idea; making corner stores pickup points for produce baskets giving visibility to the farms and trying to make the corner store a healthier “source” of food.

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Vélos à Copenhague

(via l’excellent imagine (le) mile-end)

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Special Innovation Zone

Imagine a place—perhaps a shrinking city, or a badly savaged brownfield neighborhood—where laws were set up to strip rules and regulations down to a do-no-harm minimum (maintaining criminal laws and protecting health, safety, workers’ rights and civil liberties, but perhaps limiting liability and certainly slashing red tape and delays) allowing for wild deviations from existing […]

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Logroño Montecorvo Eco City

Great eco city project in Spain; Logroño Montecorvo Eco City uses only 10% of the surface it was allocated for buildings and the rest for energy generation, parcs, etc.

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Closing on Broadway: Two Traffic Lanes

In a surprising reshaping of the urban landscape, the city is creating a public esplanade along a portion of one of its most prominent streets, Broadway in Midtown, setting aside the east side of the roadway for a bicycle lane and a pedestrian walkway with cafe tables, chairs, umbrellas and flower-filled planters.—Closing on Broadway: Two […]

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Place aux piétons et aux cyclistes

Bonne nouvelle, le Plateau va prendre une série de mesures pour favoriser les piétons et cyclistes avec entre autre de nouvelles rues piétonnières et piste cyclables.

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The Next Slum?

For 60 years, Americans have pushed steadily into the suburbs, transforming the landscape and (until recently) leaving cities behind. But today the pendulum is swinging back toward urban living, and there are many reasons to believe this swing will continue. As it does, many low-density suburbs and McMansion subdivisions, including some that are lovely and […]

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200 Years of History

Please take a moment and sign the petition for consultation concerning Griffintown. 200 ans d’histoire et 100 ans d’avenir méritent plus que quelques soirées de consultation! … Pétition demandant à l`Administration de la Ville de Montréal d’encadrer le rezonage et le redéveloppement de Griffintown par un processus de consultation réellement démocratique.

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Projet Griffintown: Montréal mérite mieux

Un bon projet urbain, c’est un projet qui surgit de l’esprit et de la culture des lieux: il nécessite un concept d’aménagement adapté, original, qui s’inspire de la trame urbaine, des bâtiments existants et de la vie communautaire locale pour faire émerger un scénario d’aménagement capable de mettre en valeur une culture et un patrimoine […]

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