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  • ELECTION: What does each party say about city issues? - Spacing National
    tracking the buzzwords for some urban concepts on the four federal parties websites to see who s talking about what Much of the content on the topics we ve chosen is dominated by the NDP and Liberals which is partially a reflection on the accessibility of information on their sites and the emphasis on urban issues within those party platforms The Conservatives web site on the other hand has a minimal amount of information about their party wide platform and do not provide a search function for voters to look up specific policy ideas To track the keywords we used Google s site search function which allows you to search a website for specific content We noticed the Liberals NDP and Green Party have set up their pages so that each candidate s site is linked to the main site which means that any time any candidate mentions a keyword it shows up in the main site s search results While this method is nowhere near scientific it does provide a glimpse into how each of the parties use their web sites as a communication tool to share platform ideas or lack thereof graphics by Julie Fish photo by Adrian Berg Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Alberta s urban vote breaches the Conservative fortress Book Review A Line in the Andes Una Linea En Los Andes Book Review Foundations of Real Estate Development Financing SPACING vs MULCAIR What the NDP would do for Toronto and Canadian cities Tweet More posts by Lana Hall Neither the author nor Spacing necessarily agrees with posted comments Spacing reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely See our Comment Policy Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/national/2015/10/16/election-party-say-city-issues/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Lana Hall, Author at Spacing National
    Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic By Lana Hall Politics ELECTION What does each party say about city issues As voting day rapidly approaches for the 2015 federal election Spacing has been tracking the buzzwords for some urban concepts on the Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts Overhaul or demolish 24 Sussex Which Canadian Cities Are the Greenest and

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/national/author/lanahall/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Growing the community-building power of our parks - Spacing Toronto
    budget for better parks We can t afford to miss this opportunity Providing funding for better park maintenance community engagement and urban agriculture is not a frill but a crucial element of creating a healthier more equitable city In fact a recent Toronto Public Health report Green City Why Nature Matters to Health shows the wide and varied benefits that parks bring to our city and communities These include reducing air pollutants mitigating the urban heat island effect and managing storm water all increasingly important to Toronto s resilience as we face the challenge of climate change But it also points to both the physical and mental health benefits of parks such as reduced feelings of stress and increased physical activity The benefits of community gardening are specifically called out for leading to enhanced social health and community cohesion All of this is key as Toronto struggles with growing inequality The health benefits of high quality and accessible green space are more pronounced for lower socioeconomic groups and vulnerable populations Toronto Public Health notes such as children older adults racialized groups and people living on lower incomes Take food access a key issue identified in the City s recently released Poverty Reduction Strategy but also in a new report that shows food bank use on the rise in the city s inner suburbs To partially address this the City s strategy recommends more support for community gardens and food growing opportunities on public land Sound familiar That s because it aligns perfectly with a recommendation in the Parks Plan for urban agriculture support a recommendation City Council will now have the chance to fund As an independent charity working throughout the entire City of Toronto to build strong neighbourhoods by improving and animating parks Park People understands the benefits of well maintained active high quality parks that become the heart of communities We have seen firsthand in communities across the city how engaging people in parks can get more people outdoors build connections between neighbours and increase civic engagement making our parks more beautiful safe and inclusive in the process As our city grows in density and population parks become even more crucial to our quality of life Parks are places where we all play learn socialize exercise or just get away from it all They are the cottage country for those without cottages the backyards for those without backyards They are our common grounds While we recognize the City is facing budget pressures in areas such as affordable housing and transit investing in our parks is a relatively low cost investment with a high return of social environmental economic and health benefits An investment in city resources to engage with communities has an even higher return as it builds both strong communities and helps City Staff unleash the potential of community volunteers and energy It s not enough to talk big and approve strategies and plans we have to do the work of implementing these plans and that means

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/09/30/growing-community-building-power-parks/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Jake Tobin Garrett, Author at Spacing Toronto
    mini LA River I ve been reading a lot about the LA river recently because of the announcement that Frank Gehry is working with the City of Los Read More Parks Blending public and private space at Winchester Park When you boil it down there are really two basic types of open space in a city public and private You ve got your beaches ravines Read More Streetscape Boston wants random awesomeness Boston s new mayor is hoping a new city program will result in some random awesome designs submitted for the city s public spaces Read More Bikes Dupont bike lanes on the chopping block EDITOR S NOTE Cycle Toronto issued this press release after this post was published Since putting out our press release Read More Bikes Bike Infrastructure Let s sweat the small stuff This past weekend I went with a few friends on a long bike ride down the trails along the Humber River east along the waterfront and Read More Bikes Jarvis bike lanes improve safety for all road users At the Toronto Cyclist Union s sorry Cycle Toronto s annual general meeting a few evenings ago Andrea Garcia Director of Advocacy Read More Bikes Removal of Jarvis bike lane to cost 272 000 Installing a bike lane takes money but uninstalling it can take even more And sometimes as with the case of the removal of the Read More Bikes Bixi gets bigger I first saw the notice taped to the side of the Bixi station on Hoskin Ave and Devonshire Pl saying that it was going to be relocated Read More Bikes Four bad ideas for bikes There are bad ideas and then there are really bad ideas And then there is the idea mused about by Adriane Carr a Green party Read

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/author/jaketobingarrett/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Brendan Hurley, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    is acting as Assistant Editor of Spacing Vancouver but also consults as director of the UrbanCondition design collective Culture Halloween For Planning Nerds CANDY DENSITY Halloween is an Urbanist Holiday shhh don t tell anybody Halloween as a Holiday more than any other is about neighbourhood It Read More Events Park ING Day 2013 in Vancouver It s international Park ing Day around the world September 20th is a day where artists designers and citizens formally and Read More Headlines Vancouver s Urbanism Headlines Weekend LOCAL Note to Vancouver Art Gallery Consider staying put Globe Mail Vancouver street food program expands with 15 new Read More Spacing Robson Chronicles The Structure of Downtown Visions for a Complete and Vital Street Editors Note Robson is a diverse and dynamic street that holds power in defining Vancouver In 2008 associate editor of Read More Features 2012 InReview UnVisioning the Viaducts As 2012 comes to a closes and our Spacing Vancouver contributors take a well deserved break we would like to take the opportunity to Read More Features More than charity Hope for change this Christmas Christmas can be a dreary time for some in Vancouver It seems to be constantly dark and gray and almost invariably wet The Read More Features CityStudio Blasting Off Friday night was the CityStudio Holiday Blast Held at the Wise Hall off the Drive the event was a celebration of the first year of Read More Features Guillermo Penalosa People Moving Cities Part II Guillermo Penalosa is considered one of the premier voices on the vitalizing nature of human powered transportation and public spaces Read More Spacing Expressing Crossings I dream of a better world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned This little call Read More Features Neighbourhood Watch A weekly roundup

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/brendanhurley/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Neighbourhoods Archives | Page 2 of 6 | Spacing
    Housing Refugees By ulduzmaschaykh According to the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia ISSBC between 2009 and 2013 a total 8 319 refugees arrived in Read More Edmonton Preserving Chinatown By Paul Giang This article was originally published for Spacing s Summer 2015 Issue available at Chapters After decades of City neglect and Read More Toronto How the Eaton Centre nearly wrecked Old City Hall By Chris Bateman Ever since Toronto city council moved over the street in 1965 Toronto hasn t quite known what to do with Old City Hall The Read More Vancouver EVENT A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver Oct 15 By Spacing When Thursday October 15 2015 6 30 8 30pm Where Committee Room 1 3rd Floor Vancouver City Hall 453 West 12th Avenue Tickets Read More Atlantic Small is Beautiful Dartmouth s Findlay Centre and the new Master Plan By Sam Austin Dartmouth With summer at an end public consultation for Halifax s new Community Facilities Master Plan CFMP is underway Read More Toronto Why we need youth created art in public spaces By Lana Hall At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen s Quay West a colourful 80 foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway Read More Vancouver Intersection Repair Pender St Abbott St By Slow Streets According to ICBC data between 2009 and 2013 almost 4 000 people across Vancouver were struck by vehicles while walking or cycling Read More Investing in Cycling in Scarborough By Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank This post by Marvin Macaraig Ph D is part of Spacing s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think Do Tank at the University Read More Vancouver Inclusive Cities A Tale of Two Revitalization Projects By ulduzmaschaykh For cities to be healthy and happy researchers have

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/neighbourhoods/page/2/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Streetscape Archives | Page 2 of 5 | Spacing
    By Dave Meslin As the Ontario government considers allowing digital billboards on Ontario s highways community activists from across North Read More Toronto Why we need youth created art in public spaces By Lana Hall At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen s Quay West a colourful 80 foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway Read More Toronto Complete Streets Photo Contest By Nathaniel Basen Take a photo of a street It could be anything really from anywhere an artistic element you like in Barcelona a creative use of Read More Book Review Timber in the City Design and Construction in Mass Timber By Jeremy Senko Author Andrew Bernheimer Oro Editions 2015 About two and a half years ago I had the opportunity in my last year of University to Read More Toronto GARDINER EAST Using the rail corridor to crack the highway riddle By John Lorinc The Gardiner East Follies returns for yet another extended run at City Hall beginning on Tuesday morning when city officials present Read More Toronto The mysterious case of the grave of Stella Vanzant By Chris Bateman When little Stella Vanzant died of causes unknown some time in the early 1800s her bereaved father interred the girl s young Read More Toronto Forgotten TTC architecture a reminder of nixed transit plans By Chris Bateman Toronto is building the East Bayfront LRT Well sort of This week Metro News reported that the City of Toronto has set aside 2 Read More Vancouver Visual Thoughts 58 By Erick Villagomez Last VT image Sun above houses on 11th Ave in Vancouver during July wildfires north of Lower Mainland Erick Villagomez is one of Read More McAdam New Brunswick and the struggle of small communities By Hassan Arif Many small towns communities and rural areas

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  • Community Archives | Page 2 of 9 | Spacing
    article was originally published for Spacing s Summer 2015 Issue available at Chapters After decades of City neglect and Read More Atlantic Small is Beautiful Dartmouth s Findlay Centre and the new Master Plan By Sam Austin Dartmouth With summer at an end public consultation for Halifax s new Community Facilities Master Plan CFMP is underway Read More Atlantic Fredericton Junction and New Brunswick s Route 101 By Hassan Arif Why am I writing an article on nature and rural environments for an urban affairs website For one urbanism is not confined to large Read More Toronto Why we need youth created art in public spaces By Lana Hall At the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Queen s Quay West a colourful 80 foot mosaic stretches the length of the pedestrian walkway Read More Edmonton This Is Edmonton Park ing Day 2015 By Tom Young Edmonton s second annual Park ing Day was held last Friday temporarily occupying numerous parking stalls on Namêw 97 Street Read More Ottawa UrbSanity The public city By Sarah Gelbard Cities are communities While we all have our private concerns goals and obligations as a city we also have to think collectively Read More Vancouver Book Review From the Stacks Sustainable Urbanism Urban Design with Nature By Laura Kozak Author Douglas Farr Wiley 2008 Written by Douglas Farr the Core Committee Chair of the US Green Building Council s relatively new Read More Ottawa EVENTS 2015 16 Ottawa Design Lecture Series By Kristen Gagnon With September marking the start of a new academic year the past weeks have seen the announcement of multiple public design based Read More Toronto LORINC Faced with backlash on refugee stance Conservatives keep digging By John Lorinc Over the weekend according to media reports the Conservative s election crisis response

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/community/page/2/ (2015-11-16)
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