Category Archives: Travel

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Iceland’s Urban Art and Design Details

Public art interventions are not new to urban planning, particularly in European cities that have been curating public art collections for centuries. Iceland’s display of public art, while it includes many older sculptures, has taken a unique approach to displaying Icelandic

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Iceland’s Urban Art and Design Details

Public art interventions are not new to urban planning, particularly in European cities that have been curating public art collections for centuries. Iceland’s display of public art, while it includes many older sculptures, has taken a unique approach to displaying Icelandic

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Iceland’s Urbanity: Embracing its Environment

In addition to visiting Singapore this summer I had the opportunity to holiday in Iceland. With a population of roughly 323,000 people and an overall population density of 3 people per square km across the entire country, also known as Europe’s least dense

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Iceland’s Urbanity: Embracing its Environment

In addition to visiting Singapore this summer I had the opportunity to holiday in Iceland. With a population of roughly 323,000 people and an overall population density of 3 people per square km across the entire country, also known as Europe’s least dense

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Providence: A Creative Capital

Once known for its gritty remnants from an industrial past, the city of Providence, Rhode Island has been actively rebranding itself as a creative capital in the last five years through a number of projects and programs.  Creativity though is not

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Providence: A Creative Capital

Once known for its gritty remnants from an industrial past, the city of Providence, Rhode Island has been actively rebranding itself as a creative capital in the last five years through a number of projects and programs.  Creativity though is not

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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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Book Review: Bumbling Through Hong Kong

I met architect, author and illustrator Tom Schmidt a few weeks ago while he was visiting Singapore on a book tour.  Our mutual friend introduced his book to me as “a travel guide of Hong Kong designed for kids.”  Although

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Book Review: Bumbling Through Hong Kong

I met architect, author and illustrator Tom Schmidt a few weeks ago while he was visiting Singapore on a book tour.  Our mutual friend introduced his book to me as “a travel guide of Hong Kong designed for kids.”  Although

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Jan Gehl in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on “Cities for People”

I had the honor this week of speaking at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on some of my research in Singapore (I promise to write more on that next).  However the exciting part was not sharing my work but

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Jan Gehl in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on “Cities for People”

I had the honor this week of speaking at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on some of my research in Singapore (I promise to write more on that next).  However the exciting part was not sharing my work but