Tag Archives: urban planning

Bringing Historic Vancouver Maps into the Present and Future

I’m writing this blog post from Vancouver Open Data Hackathon. These are some takeaways from a conversation with Sue Bigelow from the Vancouver Archives. Sue has been interested in the potential applications of Map Rectifier on scans of maps of Vancouver created by the City of Vancouver over the years as part of their work. […]

Northern Voice 2010: From Tweets to Plans panel reflections

At this year’s Northern Voice, I was grateful to have been given the chance to moderate a panel, titled, “From Tweets to Plans: Online Conversations for Urban Planning.” I’d gotten the idea to do it from being invited to the SCARP Symposium by PlanningPool, where I found myself talking about blogging to urban planners, and […]

Planning in the Age of Participation — presentation at SCARP 2010 Student Symposium on Resilience

Some reflections and thoughts on my presentation on “Planning in the Age of Participation,” my presentation at the 2010 SCARP Symposium on Resilience.

Canadian Association of Planning Students 2010 Conference at University of Guelph

Phewf! Between all the running around with the start of the second semester of school, the first month of the year is already week-old history, and I’ve just wrapped up one of the major milestones for this year: the Canadian Association of Planning Students (CAPS-ACEAU) annual conference at the University of Guelph, hosted by students of […]

Farewell 2009; Salut 2010

2009 has gone and 2010 has come. Good time to collect my reflections on the high and low points, for travel, career, health, projects, skills, all setting the stage for what’s on the horizon for 2010.

TransportCamp: rapid-fire impressions

Not being at the opening circle is a HUGE set-back when it’s a new crowd. I clearly need to polish up on my how to have the “what is social media?” conversation; but under the circumstances, especially with such a thoughtful bunch, I think the group facilitated itself quite well. A couple of weeks ago […]

Co-Design Workshop Demonstration

As part of UBC SCARP’s recent student-organized symposium, I got the chance to attend a Co-Design Workshop Demonstration by Stanley King and his group based on a hypothetical UBC Campus Life scenario. (Thanks to all the volunteer SCARP students for shepherding the logistics on the day – great job!) Not being previously familiar with the […]

The job title for what I want to do…

The job title for what I want to do, I’m coming to realize, will probably have to be one I make up myself. This week, I had back-to-back coffee dates with two people who have both been wonderfully supportive of Transit Camp and the stuff I’ve been doing, be it academically, professionally in other ways […]