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Urban Inspiration: Events I wish I could attend…

I have had a running list of events I find inspiring, but for one reason or another I can not attend, sitting on my desk for a while now. For the benefit of those that might be able to make it I

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Urban Inspiration: Events I wish I could attend…

I have had a running list of events I find inspiring, but for one reason or another I can not attend, sitting on my desk for a while now. For the benefit of those that might be able to make it I

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Celebrating Lunar New Year Abroad

February 19, 2015 marked the first day of the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival as it is known in China. While it is still very much winter here in Ithaca, there were still many of us that found

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Celebrating Lunar New Year Abroad

February 19, 2015 marked the first day of the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival as it is known in China. While it is still very much winter here in Ithaca, there were still many of us that found

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Urban Inspiration: Winter Playgrounds

It is finally the last day of February, which means soon spring will arrive.  But before all of the snow and ice melts up North, here are few inspiring ideas for urban winter play. Winter Playground in Kiruna, Sweden Designed by

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Urban Inspiration: Winter Playgrounds

It is finally the last day of February, which means soon spring will arrive.  But before all of the snow and ice melts up North, here are few inspiring ideas for urban winter play. Winter Playground in Kiruna, Sweden Designed by

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Winter Design and Food in Toronto’s Public Spaces

Today it was extremely cold in Ithaca with a wind chill near -20F. However, the sun was still shining, and I had to remind myself that the temperatures today were still not as cold as I experienced recently in Toronto. Some thought we

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Winter Design and Food in Toronto’s Public Spaces

Today it was extremely cold in Ithaca with a wind chill near -20F. However, the sun was still shining, and I had to remind myself that the temperatures today were still not as cold as I experienced recently in Toronto. Some thought we

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Whimsical Winter Public Art in Montreal

Often public art provides pleasant backdrops for urban life but does not always evoke the playful side of city dwellers.  In a cold winter city particularly, pedestrians may not be as apt to stop and engage with a piece of art.

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Whimsical Winter Public Art in Montreal

Often public art provides pleasant backdrops for urban life but does not always evoke the playful side of city dwellers.  In a cold winter city particularly, pedestrians may not be as apt to stop and engage with a piece of art.

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Winter Cities: Enduring or embracing our climate?

Ever since I moved from the tropics of Singapore to upstate New York, I have found myself having a much greater appreciation for the temporality of our daily weather. May it be taking advantage of a cooler than usual August day to

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Winter Cities: Enduring or embracing our climate?

Ever since I moved from the tropics of Singapore to upstate New York, I have found myself having a much greater appreciation for the temporality of our daily weather. May it be taking advantage of a cooler than usual August day to

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Urban Inspiration: Winter City Festivals

For those of us in cold climates it maybe hard to believe that we still have almost two months left of winter this year.  If you find yourself getting a little stir crazy trying to stay warm indoors, hopefully these examples of

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Urban Inspiration: Winter City Festivals

For those of us in cold climates it maybe hard to believe that we still have almost two months left of winter this year.  If you find yourself getting a little stir crazy trying to stay warm indoors, hopefully these examples of