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Category Archives: City, Soup to Nuts

Re-imagining Britannia Community Centre and surrounding neighbourhood

Live on The Drive? Hung out there? Ever walk its streets and think, “This place is perfect! NEVER CHANGE!” Or, conversely, “Gawds, this place is awful, won’t someone please do something about it?” (Doubtful, but just covering the bases…) This range of reactions is exactly what me and my class have been going through, every […]

The Future of Microblogging and/on Transit

Twitter’s model and community are amazing resources to take advantage of, but they’re more important to me as a proof of concept of the value of mobile and ubiquitous web applications. As I implied in my follow-up to John Bollwitt’s tweet, I think we need to ask some serious questions about whether we want our transit system’s information distribution and notification service reliant on a Silicon Valley-based startup with no readily discernible business plan.

What Open Data Changes: Sustainability and Knowledge Creation

In May, I spoke to Vancouver City Council in support of the motion on open data. One of my beliefs that I stated at that presentation, and which I still believe, is that open data creates the possibility of citizens being able to have conversations based on fact. With the challenges of peak oil and […]

One more Home Grow-In Grocer Update

A summary of new developments at the Home Grow-In Grocer, including owner Deb’s philanthropic efforts, new produce and community contributions.

From Critical Mass to Critical Manners

Since the start of the Burrard Bike Lane Reallocation Trial, the temperature of the relationship between cyclists and drivers has occasionally flared up, and I’ve unwittingly and unintentionally exposed myself to more negativity about my choice to be a cyclist and my occasional bending of the law than, really, is mentally healthy. After this blog […]

Blogathon 2009 – Where Strangers Become Neighbours, Giovanni Attili and Leonie Sandercock

Review of academic book about the unique process for setting the stage for cultural diversity in Vancouver, on a public policy level, with focus on transformative change and storytelling.

Blogathon 2009 – Seeing Cities in Maps

A conceptual post around the tradeoffs of using social versus visual representations of space and information, with reference to the City of Regina Survival Guide and Map.

Blogathon 2009 – Check-in to the Vancouver Brightkite Meetup on Tuesday, July 28th

The first) (of hopefully many) Vancouver Brightkite Users Meetup is taking place on Tuesday, July 28th, 2009.

Blogathon 2009 – Canadian Centre for Architecture, and What You Can Do With the City

When I was in Montreal at the beginning of the month, I had the good fortune to visit the Canadian Centre for Architecture, on Canada Day. I wish I had been there for their previous exhibit, What You Can Do With The City.

Participating in Blogathon 2009 on Saturday, July 25th

It’s now official — as of yesterday evening, this blog is registered to participate in Blogathon 2009, a distributed, simultaneous fundraiser for a huge number of charities from all over the place. As you may or may not be able to discern from the name, a Blogathon is similar in spirit to a walkathon. Starting […]