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  • MESLIN: Connecting the Dots - Exposing the influence of lobbyists at City Hall - Spacing Toronto
    staffer Deputy City Manager twice and the Manager of the city s Sign Unit Lobbyist Daniel Bordonali met with Paul Ainslie Maria Augimeri twice Ana Bailão six times Michelle Berardinetti twice Shelley Carroll Raymond Cho Josh Colle five times Gary Crawford three times Vincent Crisanti Janet Davis Glenn De Baeremaeker twice Mike Del Grande twice Frank Di Giorgio Paula Fletcher Doug Ford five times Mark Grimes twice Doug Holyday Norman Kelly twice Mike Layton twice Mike Layton Chin Lee four times Peter Leon Josh Matlow Mary Margaret McMahon Peter Milczyn seven times Denzil Minnan Wong Frances Nunziata three times Cesar Palacio twice John Parker twice James Pasternak twice Anthony Perruzza twice Jaye Robinson Jaye Robinson David Shiner Karen Stintz six times Adam Vaughan plus seventy meetings with senior political staff aides Executive Assistants Chiefs of staff policy advisors etc Woah Can you imagine how much that costs There are literally HUNDREDS of meetings happening here all on ONE SINGLE ISSUE Allvision and Metrolinx are trying as hard as they can to influence the process with paid lobbyists meeting repeatedly with Councillors and senior staff But let s take a closer look What about campaign contributions As I noted earlier in Toronto we ve banned corporate donations to Council candidates So Allvision and Metrolinx couldn t be trying to influence the process by giving money directly to politicians campaigns right Wrong A quick look at the Lobbyist Registry reveals this And that s just the contributions from the 2010 election There are many many more from the 2014 election And some of those recent contributions were being made at the exact same time that the Councillors were voting Think about this A lobbyist can meet with a Councillor on a profitable issue give that Councillor hundreds of dollars the SAME WEEK and then sit in the Council Chamber and watch the Councillor vote one or two weeks later There are no rules in place to prevent any of this This is how decisions are being made at City Hall And we re mostly blind to it Some political activists have called for NASCAR style uniforms for politicians showing who all their sponsors are This would be funny and indeed useful for voters but isn t really a practical solution The practical approach is simple a single website that aggregates all three data sets at City Hall and produces charts and graphs automatically for each Councillor each lobbyist and each vote all cross referenced and interactive Better yet the two pre vote data sets lobbyist visits and financial contributions should already be posted online cross referenced BEFORE each vote There could be a live feed of each Council meeting with charts being automatically produced before each vote How many Councillors were lobbied on this issue how much money was spent and who received that money This would be an amazing tool for citizens and media but could also perhaps have an impact on how politicians behave After all the mandatory food labels

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/toronto/2015/02/27/meslin-connecting-dots-exposing-influence-lobbyists-city-hall/ (2015-11-16)
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  • EVENT: AxA - Art by Architects - Spacing Vancouver
    you to Art x Architects archKIDecture an art exhibition and silent auction opening on Thursday September 17th at the Architecture Gallery of the AIBC Over 100 works of art have been graciously donated by the Metro Vancouver architecture and design community to be auctioned off with partial proceeds going to Architecture for Kids an Artists for Kids program put on by the Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver with the RAIC Foundation generously matching all proceeds The exhibition will run from September 8th to November 5th featuring work from Perkins Will Stantec HOK and IBI Group among many other local architecture offices Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available along with live jazz music and a presentation by Architecture for Kids A jury of distinguished professionals will select two juror awards Bruce Grenville Senior Curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery Mauro Vescera Board Chair of the Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation Wayne De Angelis Immediate Past President of the RAIC The jury will also select a People s Choice Award Kids Choice Award Join us in supporting the architecture and design community of the future RSVP here and we look forward to seeing you there Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts RELEASE RAIC Call to Action Vote YES EVENT West Vancouver Museum Inside Out Architect Talks EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15 2015 Robson Redux relaunches VIVA Vancouver calls for designers Tweet More posts by Spacing 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 Name Email Website Comment Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/09/01/event-axa-art-architects-sept-17th/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    a Masters of Arts in Planning at UBC s School of Community and Regional Planning Civic Engagement Identifying Intangible Heritage Values for Vancouver s Chinatown Heritage BC is conducting a public process around Identifying Intangible Heritage Values for Vancouver s Chinatown Submit your Read More Events EVENT Housing for All Multimedia Art Exhibition May 21 23 HOUSING FOR ALL Multimedia Art Exhibition Presented by The Future of Public Housing Project in Collaboration with David Vaisbord Read More Events EVENT 7th Annual SCARP Symposium Contours and Coastlines de Constructing the Pacific Northwest 7th Annual SCARP Symposium Contours and Coastlines de Constructing the Pacific Northwest When Friday February 27th 2015 Read More Politics RELEASE Bye Bye Chinatown A Call to Action Dec 12th deadline Approving 105 Keefer would be like selling a little piece of Chinatown member of HREN If Chinatown means something to you Read More Events EVENTS Embracing ComplexCity the 2014 SCARP Student Symposium How can we work toward building resilient and inclusive cities in the face of deeply complex environmental social and economic Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November 11 15

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/kathrynlennon/ (2015-11-16)
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  • RELEASE: Procedural Fairness for the Proposed Re-zoning Application at 508 Helmcken Street - Spacing Vancouver
    in with their surroundings In this regard we are very concerned that the proposed development at 508 Helmcken Street is out of scale with its surroundings This was confirmed by the initial Urban Design Panel UDP review which rejected it 7 0 It is our understanding that the UDP panel reluctantly approved the project 5 3 when it was considered a second time following very minor modifications and only after an extraordinary intervention by the General Manager of Development Services who urged approval While we acknowledge this project is in a unique situation we believe the current application warrants another review by the UDP prior to consideration at Public Hearing This will provide the panel an opportunity to assess whether earlier concerns have been addressed It will also allow new panel members to comment This review will also hopefully provide guidance to Council and staff on how far the city should deviate from accepted zoning and planning guidelines in order to achieve much desired affordable housing and other amenities We therefore respectfully urge city staff and Council to refer this application back to the UDP prior to another formal Public Hearing Thank you for your consideration of this request Yours sincerely Ken Cameron Former Manager of Policy and Planning Greater Vancouver Regional District Adjunct Professor of Urban Studies Simon Fraser University Patrick Condon Chair Master of Urban Design Program UBC Frank Ducote former Senior Urban Designer City of Vancouver Planning Department Michael Geller President The Geller Group Adjunct Professor SFU Centre for Sustainable Community Development Dr Penny Gurstein Director School of Community and Regional Planning UBC Colleen Hardwick CEO PlaceSpeak Scot Hein Urban Designer Campus and Community Planning Adjunct Professor of Urban Design SALA UBC Michael Kemble Former Planner City of Vancouver Planning Department Ray Spaxman Former Director City of

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/04/14/release-procedural-fairness-proposed-re-zoning-application-508-helmcken-street/ (2015-11-16)
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  • RELEASE: Moving Forward Transit Referendum Campaign - Spacing Vancouver
    their initiative by donating to their Indiegogo campaign here Much of the media we see about this referendum is highly political and opinions driven By producing highly engaging data driven multimedia content infographics video animation etc the kind that gets passed around on social media and talked about in the locker room they hope to help people better understand the nuances of the transportation system and the issues at hand This in an effort to elevate the conversation and empower voters to make a more informed decision They want to make this information more accessible and engaging to everyone in the region not just transportation geeks in Vancouver The content will be housed on a stand alone website and published through partnerships media outlets throughout the region We all know how critical this vote is to the future of our region and how challenging it can be for the average citizen to navigate their way through the muddy waters of information out there McLaren and Millar believe this project will go a long way in helping people do so The perks you can get for donating include anything from t shirts printed with one of the project s most popular infographics to a SkyTrain propelled party night with your pals Feel free to support them by sharing their campaign by emailing your networks feel free to copy and paste this text personal emails go a long way and posting on Facebook Twitter and other social media networks You can also find out more about Discourse Media their team and Moving Forward on the Discourse Media website Moving Forward Data driven journalism on Indiegogo from Discourse Media on Vimeo Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts EVENT Moving Forward presents Trivia Night at the Tangent Café

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/02/13/release-moving-forward-transit-referendum-campaign/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Jillian Glover, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    com Housing Kids in the City Raising a family in a 500sq ft laneway home Akua Schatz a director at the Canadian Green Building Council and her photographer husband Brendon Purdy currently live in a home Read More Housing Kids in the City series I was excited to launch a new series in June called Kids in the City where I profiled families living in urban density over the Read More Urban Design What are Vancouver s Best Public Spaces Photo courtesy of Jay Banks Growing up in Vancouver I didn t really have a good understanding of what makes a lively public space Read More Curiosities Christmas Gifts for the Little Urbanist Your grandpa played with toy trains Your mom loved her wooden school bus You loved to construct public buildings out of Lego and Read More Politics Vancouver Civic Election Debate Livens Up with Last Candidate Standing Civic elections typically have the lowest voter turnout especially amongst the under 35 set In other words good luck in getting Read More Community How to Throw a Block Party in Vancouver Author s Note Summer is the perfect time to get outside and get to know your neighbours The Vancouver Public Space Read More Features Rewilding a City As a relatively young modern city nestled between the North Shore mountains and surrounded by the Pacific Ocean it is not hard to Read More Features Storage Facility Helping Vancouver s Homeless Get Off the Streets Imagine having to carry your belongings with you at all times You would not be able to go to a doctor s appointment or job Read More Features Death and the City Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal Photo c o Jamie From Montreal As we go about our daily life in the city death is probably

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/jillianglover/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Kids in the City series - Spacing Vancouver
    t contribute to urban sprawl such as condos townhomes laneway houses duplexes etc My husband and I currently live with our son and cat in a 1250 sq ft back unit of a duplex with a backyard in a walkable neighbourhood close to downtown and with access to public transit When I profile families like mine I want to know are they able to use space and consume goods more efficiently Are they more connected to community Do they feel safe there What is missing And do they spend less time and money on commuting by car The issue of family friendly cities and walkable communities is important because many families don t think that city life in a smaller home is safe or practical and they move to the suburbs I grew up in a few large homes in the suburbs where I was totally reliant on a car and watched my parents spend entire weekends maintaining our home I believe that suburban living has led to destruction of natural ecosystems social isolation health problems excessive consumption and car dependence I want to show how people raising children in compact walkable communities have found happiness and a healthy lifestyle with less stuff and more free time I ve got some interviews lined up with urban families but I would love to hear from Spacing Vancouver readers If you would like to share your story contact me at jgloverneve gmail com First installment Meet Adrian blogger and 5 kids 1 condo Second installment New Westminster Mayor moves family to a condo for affordability and extra space Third installment Danika graphic designer downsizes family home gets more free time with her daughter Fourth installment Minneapolis Dad loves the walkability of city life Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/2015/07/06/kids-city-series/ (2015-11-16)
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  • Laura Kozak, Author at Spacing Vancouver
    ongoing interest in the collaborative design of the urban environment informs her teaching and research practice She has a BFA from Emily Carr a graduate degree in architecture from UBC and maintains an independent design practice Urban Design Book Review From the Stacks Sustainable Urbanism Urban Design with Nature Author Douglas Farr Wiley 2008 Written by Douglas Farr the Core Committee Chair of the US Green Building Council s relatively new Read More Features Participate Design with User Generated Content Participatory design requires user content for completion Rather than deliver clean finished products to a passive audience Read More Spacing Geometry of Design Author Kim Elam Princeton Architectural Press 2011 The purpose of Geometry of Design is not to quantify aesthetics through Read More Culture Ping Pong Party and Opening 222 East Georgia This week 221A Artist Run Centre is pleased to open the doors of a 7000 square foot facility located at 222 E Georgia St that Read More Civic Engagement Urban Cartography A public course at Emily Carr University of Art Design This fall Spacing contributor Laura Kozak will be teaching Urban Cartography at Emily Carr University of Art Design Learn to Read More Features Model Making Author Megan Werner Princeton Architectural Press 2011 A physical model is the material embodiment of an idea and therein Read More Features The Changing City A fine grain tour of Vancouver s central areas divided into twelve neighborhood walks John Atkin and Andy Coupland s new book The Read More Features Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change To Jane Jacob s three traditional urban values of civic space human scale and diversity the current environmental imperative Read More Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts EVENTS 42nd Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market November

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/vancouver/author/laurakozak/ (2015-11-16)
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