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Feeding the Sun Corridor: Exploring Arizona’s Zero Sum Game

Perceptions of Sustainability Sustainability is the paradigm of our age.i Architects, urban planners, real estate developers, technology companies, college campuses, food distributors, nearly everyone is doing it. Regrettably, conversation surrounding sustainability is commonly directed at one, shallow resolve: proclaiming whether something is or is not sustainable.  Use these biodegradable sponges, they’re sustainable! Don’t buy a […]

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A fence dividing a city’s poorest from richest

By Alyssa Campbell When driving along Montreal’s Boulevard de l’Acadie, you might at first only notice on one side of the road a line of shrubs with suburban houses in the background. However, upon closer inspection, the existence of a six-foot tall chain-link fence separating Montreal’s poorest neighborhood from one of its richest becomes readily apparent. […]

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Gentrification in the Plateau, Montreal’s most famous neighborhood

By Alyssa Campbell The Plateau-Mont-Royal is arguably Montreal’s most famous neighborhood. Ranked by many publications as one of North America’s “best neighborhoods,” the Plateau has built a reputation for being a hip area with trendy bars, shopping, restaurants and cafes. Yet four decades ago life in the neighborhood was quite the opposite, on the precipice of […]

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Income Rising?

I was reading this article on Bill Moyer’s website, which is essentially following up on a Pew Study which indicates in very broad terms that educated people tended to see increases in wages over the past 20 years. Many commenters responded by saying they hadn’t seen those sorts of increases. I too haven’t seen them […]

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Sydney Sings!

There is a pretty amazing film project documenting an unusual choir in Sydney being done by a friend of mine, Albert Lecoanet. His wife, Liz, is directing a choir of volunteers from all walks of life: Rather than having a choir made up of ‘just’ homeless people, or ‘just’ employees or ‘just’ school boys’, this […]

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Gentrification gentrification gentrification

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Google’s Public Data Directory

Want to lose a couple of hours of your life playing with data visualizations? Then continue reading. I was recently snooping around for US Highway Statistics (yup, that’s what I do for fun) and came across the Federal Highway Administration’s statistics series web page. Falling deeper through the internet rabbit-hole, I found their Public Data […]

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Guide to Vienna: Part 3 – Brief History of Vienna

Welcome to Vienna! My in-laws recently travelled to Vienna, Austria, and asked me to give them some advice and a few tips for their visit.  My short list of points of interest quickly grew to several pages and included a brief, opinionated, somewhat political, description of Vienna in its Austrian context. Here is a slightly […]

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Temporal planning: a forgotten dimension

In an Urban Institute report released last week, it was found that one out of every five US workers clocks-in between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. As well, the lower a worker’s wages, the more likely they are to work during odd hours: nearly 1/3 of low-wage workers are employed during evenings, […]

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Guide to Vienna: Part 1 – Why I Love Vienna

Welcome to Vienna! My in-laws recently travelled to Vienna, Austria, and asked me to give them some advice and a few tips for their visit.  My short list of points of interest quickly grew to several pages and included a brief, opinionated, somewhat political, description of Vienna in its Austrian context. Here is a slightly […]

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