Category Archives: Editorial

Blizzards and Walkability

While much of the nation is probably tired of hearing about the blizzard in Washington DC this past weekend, the reality of its impact and lengthy clean up are still being felt. For me the most dramatic lesson from the storm

Blizzards and Walkability

While much of the nation is probably tired of hearing about the blizzard in Washington DC this past weekend, the reality of its impact and lengthy clean up are still being felt. For me the most dramatic lesson from the storm

NoMa’s Interim Placemaking Projects

Many neighborhoods can be labeled “in transition,” with changing land uses, building uses, and demographics. Often though while we wait for demolition and/or construction to begin we are left staring at empty lots or abandon buildings. This does not have

NoMa’s Interim Placemaking Projects

Many neighborhoods can be labeled “in transition,” with changing land uses, building uses, and demographics. Often though while we wait for demolition and/or construction to begin we are left staring at empty lots or abandon buildings. This does not have

Observing Our Changing Urban Spaces

A few weeks ago I exited our local library in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland to see a small crowd of adults, children and toddlers, pausing to watch as bulldozers across the street torn apart the First Baptist Church. As its walls came

Observing Our Changing Urban Spaces

A few weeks ago I exited our local library in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland to see a small crowd of adults, children and toddlers, pausing to watch as bulldozers across the street torn apart the First Baptist Church. As its walls came

A Celebration of Singaporean Urban Icons for SG50

Singapore’s 50th birthday, or National Day is this weekend and my inbox, Facebook and Instagram feed have been filled with organizations and friends already celebrating. From the Urban Redevelopment Authority hosting a street art exhibition to local designers having pop-up shops, everyone

A Celebration of Singaporean Urban Icons for SG50

Singapore’s 50th birthday, or National Day is this weekend and my inbox, Facebook and Instagram feed have been filled with organizations and friends already celebrating. From the Urban Redevelopment Authority hosting a street art exhibition to local designers having pop-up shops, everyone

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

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

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

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

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.

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.