Posts Tagged: urban design

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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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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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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

The Intersection of Advocacy and Ad Hoc Traffic Counts in Toronto

Urban planning is one of the few policy areas that invites community members to participate in the process, and offer insights and criticism on city plans. This is what drew me to the field to start with – I am

The Intersection of Advocacy and Ad Hoc Traffic Counts in Toronto

Urban planning is one of the few policy areas that invites community members to participate in the process, and offer insights and criticism on city plans. This is what drew me to the field to start with – I am