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    Increasing Urban Mobility

    Jan 27 • 410 Views • No Comments

    Glenn Miller,  Vice President, Education & Research at the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), shares what cities need to do to improve urban mobility.   1. What are the best practices for improving the urban connectivity of cities?  One bright spot...

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    Q+A: What does the design and layout of an airport reveal about a...

    Nov 17 • 551 Views • No Comments

        Michael McDonald is a Senior Principal with Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd. Awarded the National Professional Fraternity for Architecture and Allied Arts’ Alpha Rho Chi medal for leadership, Michael is recognized for...

  • Union Station

    Q+A: Are train stations of the 21st century ‘high tech’?

    Oct 11 • 633 Views • No Comments

      Two individuals, from slightly different professional backgrounds, and from different parts of Canada, give answers to our question of the week.    Tarek El-Khatib is a senior partner at Zeidler Partnership Architects and a fellow of the Royal...

  • Bessarion

    The Toronto subway station few people know about

    Jul 6 • 624 Views • No Comments

    In this short documentary, TTC Enthusiast and Urban Explorer Jeremy Woodcock travels to Bessarion Station, the least used Subway Station on the Toronto Transit Map, to find out if it really does exist and why it would be built in the first place.   This...


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564 Beatty Street: A Downtown Vancouver development done right

Aug 30 • 167 Views • No Comments

By James Bligh…   The partnership of developers and city planners has left cities stung on frequent occasion. Developers are perceived by some to be driven...

Toronto Toronto

Fez River Project in Fez, Morocco by Aziza Chaouni Projects

Making better places and spaces: Aziza Chaouni Projects

Aug 4 • 204 Views • No Comments

With offices in Fez and Toronto, Aziza Chaouni Projects (ACP) is a multidisciplinary firm that works with NGOs and government organizations to improve the built...

Calgary Calgary

River Boulevard in Calgary by SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism Inc.

Balancing substance and image: SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism Inc.

Sep 19 • 59 Views • No Comments

Calgary-based SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism Inc. founding partner Philip Vandermey on the economy, the environment and our obsession with bigness.   1....


The Fountain House

The growing facade of The Fountain House

Sep 3 • 61 Views • No Comments

If you happen to be in Montreal any time between now and October 26, you might want to visit an art installation called The Fountain House in the Quartier des...

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Leveraging a tidal change: Woodford Sheppard Architecture

Jun 3 • 431 Views • No Comments

By Phil Roberts…   As the first new architectural practice to have opened in Newfoundland in ten years, Woodford Sheppard Architecture is benefiting from the...

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Canadian Firefighters Memorial — Ottawa

Nov 21 • 430 Views • No Comments

Architect: PLANT Architect Inc. in collaboration with Douglas Coupland /// Completion: 2012  ...

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Edmonton and the North Saskatchewan River. (Source: Some rights reserved by mastermaq)

Close to Nature vs. the Natural City

Oct 17 • 911 Views • 3 Comments

  By Deidre Miller… Close To Nature There was a time not so long ago when people who were concerned with conservation and environmentalism almost...

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West 21st in Vancouver. (Courtesy: Lucas Finlay)

It’s their house, not ours: Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.

Apr 11 • 335 Views • No Comments

By Phil Roberts…   The Vancouver-based firm Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.(FdVA) designs contemporary homes in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, that are...

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Antoine Predock discusses the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Aug 31 • 85 Views • No Comments

Architect Antoine Predock discusses his inspiration for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, set to open in Winnipeg in September 2014. (Source: CANADA Explore )...


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