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“Livability” Best Match


Does a “Most Livable City” Ranking Matter?

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...cities. As a Guardian article puts it, this ranking rewards the “safe and clean” cities. Or as CityLab puts it, “Livability rankings value cities that don’t “feel” like cities. They...


Making the Most of Urban Space

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Major increases in city land values, a side-effect of a revived appreciation for urbanity, have pushed planners, developers and designers to reconsider formerly overlooked spaces. To maximize the...


Subscription to Car-Free-Ideals

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Since the invention of the automobile, increasingly car-oriented street networks have encouraged people to drive more, while simultaneously discouraging and, even criminalizing, walking. The result has been growing...


Innovations for Winter Cities

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...for creating livability despite cold weather and early sunsets: Build and Maintain For All Seasons Where the seasons change significantly, permanent infrastructure should be designed with use in all seasons...


Little Human behind the Design Inspiration

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Cities and buildings are made for people and by people. Architects’ interpretation of the human body transfers into their architectural designs. Le Corbusier‘s tall and muscular person created...


Is Vancouver Ready to Grow from Laneways to Living Lanes?

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...Pro Walk, Pro Bike, Pro Place conference and Placemaking Week was a great inspiration. Our lanes and alleys are far from perfect today. Livability doesn’t stop at the curb. Let’s...


The Shadowless Skyscraper

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As land becomes increasingly valuable, more cities are looking upwards to accommodate growth. Tall buildings create their own challenges however. But one key challenge – shadows and darkness...

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