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  • Sam Austin, Author at Spacing Atlantic
    Plan CFMP consultation in front of around 100 concerned Read More Infrastructure Small is Beautiful Dartmouth s Findlay Centre and the new Master Plan Dartmouth With summer at an end public consultation for Halifax s new Community Facilities Master Plan CFMP is underway Read More Politics Financing Halifax s Elections Part 3 Options In Part One of Financing Halifax s Elections I explored how political campaign contributions can be problematic due to the potential Read More Politics Financing Halifax s Elections Part 2 The Developers HALIFAX Where did Halifax s current 16 councillors get the cash for their 2012 campaigns To find out for part two of Spacing Read More Politics Financing Halifax s Elections Part 1 Why Worry HALIFAX Last week Halifax Regional Council voted to ask the Province to grant the municipality the power to regulate Read More Green Space Daylighting Sawmill River Rebutting the Staff Report DARTMOUTH The topic of daylighting Dartmouth s Sawmill River will be back before Harbour East Community Council this Thursday Read More Infrastructure Our Winter of Discontent Sidewalks and Snow Clearing HALIFAX After a brutal February and an almost as horrid March Halifax aka Hoth on a nasty day is finally emerging

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/atlantic/author/samaustin/ (2015-11-15)
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  • What do ETS riders need from a transit strategy? Part 1 - Spacing Edmonton
    many redundant or infrequent services that duplicate more effective routes and contribute to confusion for new riders For example when I first moved to the city and was trying to head from my hotel just off Mayfield Road to the NAIT area of 118 Avenue I was presented with a confusing array of services that according to the service map were right outside the hotel door This seems excellent but in practice most were effectively useless as they only run during rush hours and the remainder are on a very low frequency 30 45 mins between buses Although Mayfield is a low density area it could still have effective transit through the use of a frequent grid of routes on major roads that although requiring riders to walk greater distances to reach stops would be able to support frequent turn up and go service where one would not need to consult a schedule before heading out the door Furthermore reduction in effectively redundant services would simplify the system map making it easier for new riders to navigate With a simplified frequent network it will be possible to increase ridership even in the most suburban of neighbourhoods Don t just take my word for it Jarrett Walker a noted and vocal transit planning consultant who has worked with ETS in the past often recommends that transit systems in North America maximize ridership by eliminating low frequency circuitous neighbourhood routes in favour of grid based services that arrive every 10 minutes or so His firm recently finished a complete redesign of Houston Texas transit system that eliminated duplicate and low frequency bus routes while increasing service on trunk lines This sort of change in Edmonton has been proposed by Walker and others numerous times before but the debate often ended ended up bogged down over the false accusation that network change would abandon service to the suburbs entirely In fact nothing could be further from the truth Toronto made a decision in 1963 to focus bus service on frequent routes running on major east west and north south streets in suburban areas Although this means that residents were required to walk slightly further out of their neighbourhoods to reach the bus stop the network that such a frequent grid creates meant that transit could function as a reliable suburb to suburb service providing a viable alternative to car use and allowing ridership to grow Paul Mees the late Australian transit critic praised this approach in his book Transport for Suburbia as it proves that frequent and successful public transit can operate in ostensibly car oriented neighbourhoods In a city like Edmonton where the majority of the built up area has been constructed after the Second World War a redesign focusing on this type of network could serve the suburbs far more effectively than the status quo where a bus stop is right outside one s door but with service only half hourly or hourly With such long wait times having a stop

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/edmonton/2015/11/10/ets-riders-need-transit-strategy-part-1/ (2015-11-15)
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  • Vincent Puhakka, Author at Spacing Edmonton
    Communication Film Video Green Space Food Housing Media Waterfront More Topics All Topics Architecture Bikes Civic Engagement Communication Community Culture Curiosities Events Features Film Video Food Green Space Headlines History Housing Infrastructure Maps Media Neighbourhoods Parks Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic By Vincent Puhakka Transit What do ETS riders need from a transit strategy Part 1 Anyone who has ridden our transit system over the past month can hardly have missed the almost ubiquitous posters and advertisements Read More Transit Late Night Transit Service Essential for City s Ambitious Goals Edmonton in many ways has been a public transit pioneer in North America most importantly through the introduction of North America s Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts A Pocket Park Paradise The Scale of Two Cities This Is Edmonton Whyte At Night Part 2 The spacingTime Continuum Inaugural Whyte Ave Edition This is Edmonton Chinatown South From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription 22 Buy a gift subscription 5 Back Issues 2 Toronto Subway Buttons All Stations 3 Toronto Subway Magnets All Stations 18

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/edmonton/author/vpuhakka/ (2015-11-15)
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  • RELEASE: Thousands Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver in 2040 - Spacing Vancouver
    a vision for downtown in 2040 that is a 24 7 mash up of commerce culture creativity and community according to the 11 000 residents business people and visitors who weighed in as part of the Downtown Vancouver BIA s Re Imagine process this past summer The new vision for downtown over the next 25 years includes an equitable sustainable and friendly city that celebrates its waterfront setting Where protected nature and creative urbanism successfully cohabit Where digital technology is embraced And where our equal distance from Asia and Europe positions us as a city of influence I want to congratulate the DVBIA on engaging thousands of Vancouverites in developing a new vision for a vibrant downtown said Mayor Robertson It s great to see such a strong outpouring of public support for city priorities such as increasing public space and making it easier to walk bike and take transit in our downtown I look forward to delving deeper into the report and hearing broader public feedback on it Next Steps The DVBIA launched its report to its members last night The report is available at http reimaginedowntown com report for community groups businesses and the City to use to help implement ideas that most resonate with them The DVBIA will use the research to inform its new five year strategic plan About the DVBIA The DVBIA represents 8 000 property owners and tenants in the 90 blocks of the central business district and downtown south Strategically is supports access to downtown by all modes of transportation It is in its 25 th year of operation The Re Imagine process was co managed with SFU Public Square Contact Charles Gauthier President CEO 604 685 7811 o 604 617 4565 c Via the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association DVBIA Subscribe to

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/11/09/thousands-reimagine-downtown-2040/ (2015-11-15)
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  • Yuri Artibise, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    an elected director of the Co operative Housing Federation of British Columbia Civic Engagement RELEASE Thousands Re Imagine Downtown Vancouver in 2040 11 000 Dreamers Re Imagined Downtown Vancouver as a Rain proofed Affordable Home for all in 2040 In 2040 downtown Vancouver will Read More Film Video Video Vancouver TILT City Engagaing the Street On November 4 2015 over 100 designers architects students and community members took to the street of downtown Vancouver as part Read More Film Video Video Vancouver No Fun City Music Produced by Gunnarolla Youtube http www youtube com gunnarolla Facebook http www facebook com gunnarolla Vocals Read More Film Video Video Vancouver Circa 1948 Via SFU Woodward s Circa 1948 is a groundbreaking and immersive interactive storyworld co created by the National Film Board of Read More Events EVENT Urbanist Meetup Sunday September 13 2015 3pm 5pm It s time again for the Vancouver Urbanist Meetup This month we re meeting on Sunday September 13 at the newish Read More Film Video Video Vancouver SLIP Subway Dancers SLIP PhillipChbeeb Renee Kester ElliotMossMusic Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain and it is Read More Film Video Video Vancouver The Finish Line Featuring the beautiful Vancouver and some of its lovely people this little movie is about love nature life and Vancouver Read More Events EVENT City Conversations Re Imagining Downtown Vancouver August 20 When Thursday August 20 2015 12 30 PM Where Lot 19 Perch North end of Hornby St at W Hastings St How do you want downtown Read More Events EVENT Urbanist Meetup Sunday August 9 2015 3pm 5pm It s back The Vancouver Urbanist Meetup is returning with a special summer edition This month we ll be meeting at the Read More Events EVENT City Conversations

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/yuriartibise/ (2015-11-15)
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  • Solving The Housing Crisis at SFU: Part 1 - Spacing Vancouver
    to dwell in adequate housing to have a sense of home that is safe and secure in a neighbourhood that is accessible to transportation and public goods are some of the most fundamental and yet widely neglected basic human rights in Canadian cities Housing in the City Beyond The Headlines What exactly is affordable housing in the 21 st century Who does it affect These were some of the questions that were brought up during SFU s Housing in the City Beyond The Headlines storytelling event and Actions for Housing New held Monday Nov 2 and Tuesday Nov 3 respectively The events were a part of SFU s weeklong Community Summit We The City and both tackled challenges around housing in an engaging and complementary way During Beyond the Headlines evening event seven experts on affordable housing from different backgrounds shared their hands on experience engagement and research findings an how to make cities more livable affordable and inclusive The highly engaging and informative event was opened by Philip Steenkamp SFU s Vice President of External Relations and hosted by co founder of Tyee and Tyee Solutions Society Katie Hyslop and David Ball from Tyee Solutions Society moderated the solutions reporting talks Some of the highlights include Jeremy Loveday who has been a Councillor for the City of Victoria since 2014 pointed out the discrepancy between the level of income and rate of rent people have to pay in Victoria given that findings show that in Victoria people earn the lowest income but have to pay the highest rent As a renter in Victoria Loveday understands that rental housing needs to be affordable for a broad spectrum of people including the mentally ill the homeless low income as well as middle class He stressed that housing is a basic human right that is always related to class issues Furthermore that cities cannot solve the affordability crises alone as the Federal government has to step in as well Community Planner Tom Lancaster had similar insights on the discrepancy between citizen s disposable income and the amount of rent and mortgage they have to pay He suggested there should be intervention s in the real estate market and implementation of inclusionary zoning Marla Zucht who is a General Manager of the Whistler Housing Authority shared the interesting work of the non profit that provides affordable housing particularly to the seasonal workers in Whistler Similar to Vancouver Whistler faces a huge challenge of affordable housing Zucht acknowledged that the path to success for the organization that now houses a large number of Whistler s workforce was bumpy but through the years the non profit managed to turn people s NIMBYism to YIMBYism Gail Joe who is Chair of All Nations Insurance Brokers and has a consulting practice introduced us the work and accomplishments of the Aboriginal Housing Management Association that manages subsidized housing money for Aboriginal Housing providers She noted that British Columbia has the highest number of First Nations in Canada and

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/11/09/solving-housing-crisis-sfu-part-1/ (2015-11-15)
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  • John Lorinc, Author at Spacing Toronto
    voted last week to kill a rapid transit line that would not have cost the city an um red cent one thought Read More Politics LORINC Trudeau and Canada s next urban agenda If I had to pinpoint a moment when this exhausting election made an important but subtle shift the place where the ocean liner s Read More Politics LORINC Why this Canadian election is like no other As Stephen Harper s Conservatives inflict their limbic system politics on voters who are somehow unable to see themselves as pawns in Read More Traffic GARDINER EAST Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle The Gardiner East Follies returns for yet another extended run at City Hall beginning on Tuesday morning when city officials present Read More Politics LORINC Faced with backlash on refugee stance Conservatives keep digging Over the weekend according to media reports the Conservative s election crisis response to public outrage over Ottawa s handling of Read More Community LORINC Why the Tories mean spirited refugee policy has awoken urban Canada Like many Canadians I was riveted to the point of distraction by the extremely disturbing events of last week and the way the Read More Urban Design What Philadelphia can teach Toronto about art history and public spaces Among North American cities few can boast the depth of history that s on offer in Philadelphia The compact downtown plotted out by Read More Politics SUMMER OF THE GUN 10 years later conclusion By John Lorinc and Idil Burale In 2005 the Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Task Force made the following call to action No one Read More Politics SUMMER OF THE GUN 10 years later pt III By Idil Burale and John Lorinc In Toronto we are good at starting things but we tend not to

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/author/john/ (2015-11-15)
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  • Spacing's Guide to Toronto Events: Nov. 8-14 - Spacing Toronto
    and celebrate the iconic Canadian television show King of Kensington Cost Free THURSDAY Not So Dead Cities The Transitional Urban Landscapes of the Great Lakes Basin Where 230 College St Rm 103 Map When 12 30 1 30pm What A talk with Sean Burkholder of the University of Buffalo Cost Free Link Event Website Riverdale East of the Don Where Royal Ontario Museum Map When 11 00am What Author Elizabeth Muir leads a discussion on the fascinating Toronto neighbourhood Cost Free w admission Link ROM Website TSA Presents Designing Toronto s Parks Where Emmanuel College Rm 119 Map When 6 30pm What Toronto Society of Architects presents a forum on the designing of Toronto s public parks Cost Free pre register Link Event Website SATURDAY The Future of Urban Agriculture in Toronto Where Markham House 610 Markham St When 12 00pm 2 00pm What An afternoon of presentations and conversation about the future of urban agriculture in Toronto Cost Free Link Facebook Event SAVE THE DATE UPCOMING EVENTS Clicks Bricks 2 0 Where Canadian Urban Institute When Nov 20 2015 What Rethinking urban form to match rapidly evolving e retail business models Link Website Changing Lanes Blueprints for A New Road Order Where Isabel Bader Theatre When Dec 1 2015 What Forum with city builders Jennifer Keesmaat and Janette Sadik Khan Link Website Do you have an event you want us to share Email events spacing ca Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Nov 1 6 Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Oct 18 24 Urbanist s Guide to Toronto Events Sept 21 27 Spacing s Guide to Toronto Events Oct 25 Oct 31 Tweet More posts by Nathaniel Basen Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/11/08/spacings-guide-toronto-events-nov-8-14/ (2015-11-15)
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