Category Archives: Projects

June Events

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Tis the season for outdoor festivals, exhibits and community events.
Here are just a few taking place this month:

Serpentine Pavilion 2015
June 25, 2015 to October 18, 2015
London, UK

100en1Dia Milano
June 27, 2015
Milan, Italy

Open Streets Hamilton
June 28, 2015
Hamilton, Canada

FadFest
June 29 – July 5, 2015
Barcelona, Spain

Photo by from torbakhopper Flickr CC

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Walking for Jane – Complete Streets

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On the first weekend of May, Toronto played host to the Jane’s Walk Festival, a three day bipedal celebration of urban space, as understood by those who live it. With over 180 walks held, the city was dotted with mobile crowds that consistently attracted the curiosity of onlookers – and even led to some new participants. Continue reading

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June Events

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Tis the season for outdoor festivals, exhibits and community events. Here are just a few taking place this month.
Toronto, Canada
June 25, 2015 to October 18, 2015
London, UK
June 28, 2015
Hamilton, Canada
June 29 – July 5, 2015
Barcelona, Spain

Photo by Guillaume Speurt from Flickr CC

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Reimagining Toronto’s streets

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In our everyday movement within cities, streets provide numerous uses: as a conduit between here and there; as places of planned and sporadic interaction and as sites of opportunity for economic consumption. In this way, streets provide vital infrastructure for city vitality. Increasingly, however, streets in Toronto provide more barriers than entrances, lacking effective cycling infrastructure, suitable rights of way to engender pedestrian safety and a disproportionate affinity for the private vehicle. Against this backdrop, the City of Toronto is in the process of developing a complete streets handbook to facilitate a new approach to planning and designing its streets.

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Milan Expo 2015: Breathe

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Behind the wooden walls of Austria’s national pavilion, a team led by architect Klaus K Loenhart has planted enough trees to provide a source of oxygen for up to 1,800 people. Entitled Breathe, the Austrian pavilion was designed to highlight the importance of oxygen and cooling air to the environment, as well as to promote the country’s approach to managing sustainable forests.  Continue reading

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