Toronto strikes a nice balance between urban development and greenspace. There is an unusual number of parks and trees but they can’t replace vast nature and wildlife that live just outside the city and are a unique part of Canadian culture. Because not everyone has access to this special outdoor experience, the Gone Fishin’ Project brings a bit of the wild into the city core. Continue reading
By Angela Henderson
In Vancouver, Canada, spring takes a few notable forms: cherry blossoms, umbrellas, and community gardens. Situated on Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver’s coastal temperate rainforest climate is a fertile environment for gardens and gardeners alike. Despite the scarcity of urban land, Vancouver has over 75 community gardens located in school yards, city parks, boulevards, disused railways and even at City Hall. Communal gardens in Vancouver are host to a range of urban initiatives and serve a wide cross-section of the community. Digging in the dirt is something we all share in common. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you articles about using games to save the planet, a pop-up train station in Miami and a top 5 list of inspiring public spaces.