“Walkability” Best Match
Does a “Most Livable City” Ranking Matter?
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...in the city. Shouldn’t livability include measures of accessibility and affordability? What about walkability or “lovability”? A metric of livability should capture the quality of life of all of its...
Women Walking and the “Gender Step Gap”
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...walkability and women’s health? The answer, it seems, comes down to safety. Walkable urban places tend to be safer urban places for all genders. The return is also true- places...
Seven Steps to a Thriving Downtown
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Powered by demographic shifts coupled with a renewed interest in urban amenities, as well as transit, walking and biking, downtown cores have seen a major resurgence in recent...
People, Technology & the City
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...evident, while many who’ve never previously consider it, may evaluate the walkability of their cities. More broadly, the diffusion of augmented reality strengthens the value of lateral thinking in a...
Is Vancouver Ready to Grow from Laneways to Living Lanes?
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Written by Mitchell Reardon Land in Vancouver is among the world’s most valuable, yet 27% of it is used for roads, streets and laneways. At $150 per square...
Urban Burbs, the Next Millennial Magnets?
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...inner-city dwellings, particularly as they start families. With this in mind, a private or neighbour-shared yard or terrace is appealing, but shouldn’t compromise the walkability or affordability of the neighbourhood....
A Home for Tomorrow? The Rise of YIMBY
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...to increased density and upzoning, the proliferation of a more diverse and inclusive housing stock, more mixed use development, walkability and more transit options. Growing out of a frustration with...
Affordable Housing for Cars or for People?
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...additional units, but effects the walkability of the city: parking minimums lead to an urban fabric that requires more driving, while reduced or flexible parking space requirements support walkable urban...
Embracing Winter in the City
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...clearing priorities or map winter assets, while walkability is a vital four-season issue. And for city-making professionals, a wealth of resources and events have emerged in recent years. We’ve still...
A Driverless Future is not just about the Cars
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...demographics, growing demand for urban living and walkability, the aspiration for a higher quality of life, the need for affordability and convenience, and a heightened end-user experience. We recently completed...