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  • Across the Ottawa Spaces: March 23, 2013 - Spacing Ottawa
    possible interest Images of Centretown posts about what was hoped to be the last blast of winter at the time YOWLab s Jeff Salmon and the Centretown BUZZ jointly provide a lesson from Charlie Brown so to speak on the subject of street art Also in the BUZZ Abe Greenspoon discusses matters of local food security At the Ottawa Citizen David Reevely unveils new figures on how much city services delivery costs inside and outside the Greenbelt and whether or not there s a real difference At West Side Action Eric Darwin comments on the evolution of construction crane design and the possible consequences of housing intensification A blog recently brought to Spacing Ottawa s attention Mid Century Modern Ottawa devoted to the history of urban development in Ottawa in the mid 20th Century A great deal of attention is paid to housing design during that timeframe for students of residential architecture history Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Urbsanity Great Architects Great Stories Neighbourhood Walk Walkin Down Main UrbSanity An Affordability Primer UrbSanity Embracing Change Tweet More posts by Dwight Williams Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores

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  • TODERIAN: Discovering the worlds of Twitter and urbanism - Spacing Ottawa
    not to tweet at all it can be a very effective way to keep your finger on the pulse of things and stay cutting edge You can also choose to follow the spontaneous thoughts of city builders you know and respect and that can add another dimension of access to information and knowledge beyond what s published on web sites Twitter is clearly a runaway success as a tool to share urbanism links and new found data that helps professionals keep up to date on best practices and urban issues on a global scale But can Twitter be a tool for the promotion of better urbanism in general Can Twitter be part of a movement On the one hand I believe it s a poor medium for debates and often others want to use it for that I ve chosen to avoid that unless I think the audience would benefit from a limited back and forth in some way It certainly shouldn t be about trying to win an argument convincing the one you re debating with that you are right or they are wrong that s highly unlikely in this medium and over simplification and misinterpretation is probable On the other hand I ve found Twitter to be an interesting and effective way to convey simple messages and ideas that can support a movement or the promotion of an improved urbanism You can only say so much in 140 characters but you can always write something longer on other web based platforms Though I must admit as a newbie I still find it remarkable that I can send out a simple tweet on an urbanism theme with a link to a longer discussion like the following from last week Part of density done well is understanding what I call the power of nearness Mixed compact walkable by design http ecocity wordpress com 2010 02 09 the power of nearness This tweet can be theoretically read by any of my 700 initial followers More importantly within minutes this message can be re tweeted to thousands or even tens of thousands of followers So fast Do most of those people read the tweet or go to the link Doubtful but even if a portion do we can t doubt that the tool can be fast and effective in spreading simple or complex through links messaging or information Do these ideas and messages actually influence urbanists or the general public That depends on the quality and persuasiveness of the message but the potential is there through the tool for distribution consideration and discussion When it comes to promoting a movement many advocacy organizations use twitter prolifically including urbanist organizations An evolving example I m involved with is the recent use of Twitter by the Council of Canadian Urbanism or CanU an organization for which I m President CanUrbanism We re already finding it effective in increasing organization awareness recognition communicating our messages and history sharing information that supports our mission or fosters

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2012/05/03/toderian-discovering-the-worlds-of-twitter-and-urbanism/ (2015-11-17)
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  • VIDEO: The Social Life of Small Places - Spacing Ottawa
    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 Media Comments 0 Tweet VIDEO The Social Life of Small Places April 22 2012 By Matthew Blackett William Whyte got it right the legendary urbanist created the film The Social Life of Small Places that has become one of the best learning tools for students professionals and urbanists about understanding the dynamics of public spaces The films is almost an hour long but its worth that watch on a Sunday afternoon Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Jane s Walk 2015 3 Walks in Ottawa Tweet More posts by Matthew Blackett Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The history of the Ottawa subway UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Dreaming in colour The story behind Ottawa s world class transit map WALKSPACE We can do better than a self effacing bridge UrbSanity Brutal heritage From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2012/04/22/video-the-social-life-of-small-places/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Matthew Blackett, Author at Spacing Ottawa
    Prize along with the other founders of Spacing and was also named editor of the year in 2007 by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors He contributes a regular feature to Here and Now on CBC Radio Maps Last day to enter Spacing s Creative Mapping Contest DEADLINE TODAY Spacing magazine presents the CREATIVE MAPPING CONTEST Do you love maps Are you an illustrator graphic designer or Read More Events Today is deadline for Creative Mapping Contest Spacing magazine presents the CREATIVE MAPPING CONTEST Do you love maps Are you an illustrator graphic designer or visual Read More Maps Creative Mapping Contest deadline on Monday Spacing magazine presents the CREATIVE MAPPING CONTEST Do you love maps Are you an illustrator graphic designer or visual Read More Transit STRAPHANGER The Copenhagen Syndrome This week Spacing presents five excerpts from Straphanger the new book by Montreal based author Taras Grescoe The book examines the Read More Media VIDEO The Social Life of Small Places William Whyte got it right the legendary urbanist created the film The Social Life of Small Places that has become one Read More Maps Enter Spacing s creative mapping contest Spacing magazine presents the CREATIVE MAPPING CONTEST Do you love maps Are you an illustrator graphic designer or visual Read More Events Spacing party in Vancouver this Friday WHAT Spacing s 2nd national issue release party WHEN Friday February 3rd 2012 9pm 1am WHERE Canvas Lounge 99 Powell St in Read More Spacing Contribute photos to Spacing s next national issue As we mentioned last week Spacing will continue to publish a national edition of the magazine twice a year plus two Toronto centric Read More Post navigation Older posts Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The history of the

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/author/matt/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Image of the Past: Ottawa Improvements Maps - Spacing Ottawa
    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 Maps Comments 0 Tweet Image of the Past Ottawa Improvements Maps March 28 2014 By Spacing Image City of Ottawa Suggestions for City Improvements General Plan Department of Public Works Location Ottawa Canada Date of Map Believed to be from 1936 Source Library and Archives Canada Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Image of the Past Ottawa Electric Railway Image of the Past The Rideau River from Billings Bridge early 1900s Image of the Past Skating at Rideau Hall 1915 Image of the Past Sussex and Wellington 1914 Tweet More posts by Spacing Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The history of the Ottawa subway UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Dreaming in colour The story behind Ottawa s world class transit map WALKSPACE We can do better than a self effacing bridge UrbSanity Brutal heritage From the Spacing Store 22 Buy yourself a subscription 22 Buy a renewal subscription 22 Buy a

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/03/28/image-past-ottawa-improvements-maps/ (2015-11-17)
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  • 'Planning Canada's Capital': A resource for research into the Capital Region's planning history - Spacing Ottawa
    article on Dr David Gordon s National Gallery lecture on the urban history of Ottawa Planning Canada s Capital a compilation of the research being conducted by Dr Gordon of Queen s University provides detailed information and numerous images of both historic and contemporary plans for the city and is a rich resource for anyone interested in academic or historical research pertaining to the planning of the region According to the site Planning Canada s Capital contains texts images and analyses of five plans that were prepared during the first half of the 20th century for Canada s Capital Region The component plans are Preliminary Report for the Ottawa Improvement Commission 1903 Report of the Federal Plan Commission on a General Plan for the Cities of Ottawa and Hull 1915 Planning and Development of Lindenlea Garden Suburb 1919 Federal District Plan 1922 and General Report of the Plan for the National Capital 1950 In addition Links are provided to access the current plans for the National Capital Region and some other related sources For specific plans and their associated images and analysis referred to in Dr Gordon s lecture the 1903 Todd report Edward Bennett s 1915 City Beautiful Plan and Jacques Gréber s 1950 plan can be found at their respective links As well an illustrated timeline of Canada s Capital urban development can be found here Together the site works as an extensive resource for those interested in the urban planning history of Ottawa and the Capital Region Image City of Ottawa Canada West 1859 Library and Archives Canada Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts Ottawa Architecture Week 2015 The city is a house built by many hands Urbsanity Great Architects Great Stories LRT Trillium Line Extension enters Stage 2 A Crack

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2014/03/24/planning-canadas-capital-resource-research-capital-regions-planning-history/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Rideau Island: An island for Ottawa? - Spacing Ottawa
    and Lowertown as well as all three universities Carleton University Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa Both Bank Street and Bronson Avenue pass over it with King Edward Main and Riverdale being situated solely on the island But what is most interesting is what happens between Wellington Street in the west and Montreal Road in the east end While a single line on a map Wellington terminates on its eastern end and seamlessly transitions into Rideau Street marked almost unnoticeably by the Plaza Bridge which joins the island to mainland Ottawa over the Rideau Canal Rideau Street then continues across the island running its entire width and only transitioning into the western end of Montreal Road when it reaches the Cummings Bridge over the Rideau River What this all adds up to is the fact that Rideau Street is situated solely on the island a main road of sorts if you don t count Main Street that is Thus I propose we call it Rideau Island for both the street that defines it and the two bodies of water that circle it A fitting name sake for such a large and important piece of Ottawa real estate And while it is true that this island was technically artificially made the Rideau Canal having been constructed that small detail should not take away from the fact that there are clearly established neighbourhoods with specific identities on it and geographically defined by it The question is if we are to embrace the idea of an Ottawa island Rideau Island what new and larger identity could be formed Would you be proud to say you live work study relax on Rideau Island Image from Google Maps line added by Spacing Sites of Interest on Rideau Island Chateau Laurier Government of Canada

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2013/10/17/rideau-island-island-ottawa/ (2015-11-17)
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  • Hand drawn map of Japan's intricate rail system - Spacing Ottawa
    Photos Politics Services Spacing Streetscape Traffic Transit Urban Design Walking Waterfront Region Topic Maps Comments 0 Tweet Hand drawn map of Japan s intricate rail system February 13 2013 By Jonathan Zettel Artist Wyton Cho has hand drawn Japan s rail system The colourful lines intersect and meet at stations and present an immediate sense of how vast the system is To feed more of your transit map fetish check out this blog Urban Planet is a roundup of news and ideas from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments We ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues Do you have an Urban Planet worthy article you d like to share Send the link to urbanplanet spacing ca Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Tweet More posts by Jonathan Zettel Search Advertisement Spacing Magazine fall 2015 Order issue Subscribe In these stores Popular Posts The history of the Ottawa subway UrbSanity Streetside spots new tactics for public space Dreaming in colour The story behind Ottawa s world class transit map WALKSPACE We can do better than a self effacing bridge UrbSanity Brutal heritage

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/ottawa/2013/02/13/hand-drawn-map-of-japans-intricate-rail-system/ (2015-11-17)
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