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Thinking outside the brief: Arup “gets” Green Sky week

Open-City’s Green Sky Thinking Week is about ideas. Big, small, failed, famous – doesn’t matter. The idea is to share interesting experiences in sustainable urbanism, spark dialogue and ideally generate more ideas. You might think Arup’s London team wouldn’t step too far out of the box. They’re part of a humming global corporation and an event sponsor, … Continue reading

Act locally… very locally

The native vegetation camp might not agree, but these little gardens are a lovely break – and people’s reactions are just as fun. What could you do in your own slice of city? Click through for the video…

Softly, softly… infrastructure is shifting right under our noses

I’ve been renting an apartment in my old neighbourhood, Montreal’s sought-after Plateau/Mile End hipsterplex. I was warned by the owner to look both ways when walking out the door, since one of the city’s busier bike paths is 2 steps away (before the parking and roadway). No mishaps so far, and it’s been nice hearing … Continue reading