Monday, 18 May 2009

Urban Dumplings

Some items that might be of interest:

36 Hours in Toronto NY Times Travel May 17, 09
As one of the planet’s most diverse cities, Toronto is oddly clean and orderly. Sidewalks are spotless, trolleys run like clockwork, and the locals are polite almost to a fault. That’s not to say that Torontonians are dull. Far from it.

Placemaking Video Contest Winner Cooltown Studios
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) held a video contest to communicate the organization’s commitment to new urbanism, “advancing walkable, bikable, neighborhood-based development as an alternative to sprawl.

Taking it to the Streets Next American City
In her column, Divercity, Jody Pollock reports on how cities are increasingly attacking urban problems like poverty and homelessness with sports-related initiatives.


Fat Arse said...

Just read the "NextCity" piece. Wonder why we are not emplying similar strategy here in Wpg's downtown. Especially a youth centered one. Would be nice to think our City Council actually reads pieces like this one to inform their approach to urban problems. Sadly, as a group they will spend more time this week thinking & blabbing about faux news about possible return of Jets than addressing inner-city problems!

mrchristian said...

true - jets and waterparks !