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Visiting the island of kids, cars and Canada geese

Granville Island fairly hums with activity from dawn to dusk but I was honestly surprised by the complete absence of honking when I ventured down under the Granville Street Bridge to visit the peninsular shopping and tourist destination, early Saturday evening. 548 more words

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OCP adoption, and other items on upcoming council agenda

The next Port Moody Council meeting is on May 26, 2015.

The agenda can be accessed from this link. For anyone interested in watching this meeting live, without attending in person, you can access the live webstream from the same link. 397 more words

Jan Gehl on changing mindsets about urban planning and living

Jan Gehl, Professor of Urban Design at the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, and founding partner of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants, gave insightful talk at the Opening Plenary of the EFC AGA and Conference in Copenhagen on 31 May. 134 more words


The Changing Face (and Reality) of London

Antje links to this extraordinarily well-illustrated piece in the MailOnline: .

London enters the age of the skyscraper

Around 70 tall buildings are under construction, with nearly 200 more planned – despite London’s reputation and history as a ‘low-rise’ city with just a few skyscrapers concentrated in small pockets.

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Urban Planning

Sun Life Centre

by Val Amiel Vestil

“You know you’re doing right when you’re committed to sustainability. But acting on that commitment makes all the difference.”

The Sun Life Centre in Bonifacio Global City is a living testament to long-term sustainability both in business and the environment. 306 more words

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Nashville is pretty ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ about its giant accidental lake

Nashville, Tenn. — historical home to music legends like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson — isn’t just America’s country music capital. The southern city is also notable for something a little more offbeat: an accidental lake. 274 more words