Social events abound during the holidays, but they also afford the chance to catch up with a good book. With so many good citymaking books out there, how can you choose the right one? Thankfully, Vancouver’s former Chief Planner, Brent Toderian, has compiled a list of his 100 favourite citymaking books. Compare notes and join the conversation!
Joining a number of large corporations and furthering its own recent efforts, Google is making major preparations for the zero-waste, circular economy. Partnering with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the firm intends to embed principles of the circular economy into all aspects of its operations. Beyond being a good corporate citizen, the approach can pay financial dividends, saving Google money and creating new market opportunities for circular economy solutions.
Recognizing the essential roles that cities play in contemporary society, Fast Company includes an Urban Solutions category in its annual Fast Co.Design Innovation By Design Awards. Responding to challenging budgetary situations facing my cities, this year’s winner brings the potential of public-private partnerships to Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Florida. Be inspired by the winning entry and a number of other creative and innovative urban solutions here!
Part talk series, community forum, brainstorming session, and party, Idea Bombing has been spreading across Australia. Based on two sessions in Melbourne, 50 ideas for creative and playful cities emerged. As one might expect from the description, the ideas are across the board, from the applied to the ridiculous, but in their sum, represent a collective effort to innovate how we interact with our neighbours and cities themselves.