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And Carry On

When the news feed on your phone explodes with headlines publicizing yet another mass killing, or the attempt of one, anxiety-laced reactions of fear that the bonds of a civil society are fractured and dissolving are not uncommon. Yet while…

Up and Away

Dancing about architecture may be impossible (or “stupid,” if I want to accurately quote Elvis Costello, who coined the phrase), but “acting” about architecture? As High-Rise, a new film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on J.G. Ballard’s…

Streetfight: New York’s Urban Revolution

Janette Sadik-Khan, co-author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution and former Transportation Commissioner for New York City, will be in Ottawa on Wednesday, April 27 to talk about how she re-imagined public spaces and helped…

Melting Hearts and Minds in Edmonton

If Edmonton was Canada’s ground zero for the Winter Cities Movement in the 1980s, it has roared back to the forefront this decade when it set about to answer the question “what would make you fall in love with winter in Edmonton?” When the…