Category Archives: Editorial

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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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Helping Through the Haze

Singapore has made international news lately because of last week’s historic haze.  I was in Malaysia all week for a camp with my church and missed the worst thus far, however many others were not as fortunate.  During the whole week

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Helping Through the Haze

Singapore has made international news lately because of last week’s historic haze.  I was in Malaysia all week for a camp with my church and missed the worst thus far, however many others were not as fortunate.  During the whole week

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Exhibit Review: Design with the Other 90% CITIES

While I was in New York City last week I was lucky enough to catch the exhibit – Design with the Other 90%: Cities before it closed. The exhibit, by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and hosted by the UN Visitors

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Exhibit Review: Design with the Other 90% CITIES

While I was in New York City last week I was lucky enough to catch the exhibit – Design with the Other 90%: Cities before it closed. The exhibit, by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and hosted by the UN Visitors

2011 Year in Review

Happy New Year Urbanist!  2011 has been an exciting year for Encountering Urbanization’s writers as we began the year as graduate students in New York City researching international urban planning and now have moved across the world to South Africa,

2011 Year in Review

Happy New Year Urbanist!  2011 has been an exciting year for Encountering Urbanization’s writers as we began the year as graduate students in New York City researching international urban planning and now have moved across the world to South Africa,

Dar es Salaam: Underwater and Underreported

If you’re reading this from outside of Tanzania, chances are you haven’t heard that large swaths of the 3-million plus city of Dar es Salaam have been underwater for several days. It’s a situation of superlatives: flash floods due to

Dar es Salaam: Underwater and Underreported

If you’re reading this from outside of Tanzania, chances are you haven’t heard that large swaths of the 3-million plus city of Dar es Salaam have been underwater for several days. It’s a situation of superlatives: flash floods due to