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What to Check Out in Toronto, January 16–22: Born Ruffians, Comedy on College, Women’s March on Washington: Toronto

5 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, learn more about media relations, cycling infrastructure, and xenophobia. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, January 16 FollowingShow More Summary

Read the letter hundreds of architects, urban planners, and housing experts sent in opposition to Ben Carson

On January 12, the Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs Committee started confirmation hearings for Ben Carson, who President-elect Donald Trump nominated to lead the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). But not everyone...Show More Summary

In making room for the Lucas Museum, Exposition Park reprises a familiar L.A. role

“The erosion of Exposition Park’s public open space continues.” So wrote urban planner Alan Loomis nearly 15 years ago, in an essay published by the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. That was before the Natural History Museum, born as the county museum and long the park’s anchor...

Uber Movement offers city planners access to anonymized ride data

Uber is giving urban planners and researchers the ability to look into some of the data generated by its ridesharing app, allowing cities to monitor and improve upon existing infrastructure.

What to Do in Toronto, January 9–15: Green 13 and David Miller, Doc Pickles Benefit, Rapp Battlez

This week features Doc Pickles, David Miller, and GRTTWaK...it feels like Torontopia all over again! Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, January...Show More Summary

How Trump should spend $1 trillion on America's infrastructure, according to architects and urban planners

In late January, Donald Trump will become the president of the United States. One major piece of his plan for the new administration is spending $1 trillion on infrastructure. Released in October, Trump's infrastructure plan outlines...Show More Summary

What To Do in Toronto January 3-8: Next Stage, New Formats, Class of 2017

This week, showcases of the best in new comedy, theatre, and music acts, plus clowns do Spy Vs. Spy, a disco skate, and Ziggy plays guitar. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

This tool lets you randomly redraw the states to see how it changes the Electoral College

Artist and urban planner Neil Freeman put together this mesmerizing interactive feature that lets you randomly generate 50 new states based on existing counties, giving you the Electoral College results for the last six presidential elections. Show More Summary

What to Do in Toronto December 19–26: TSO’s Messiah, Winter Solstice Celebrations, and The Strumbellas

4 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week, classic holiday events like Handel's Messiah, the Winter Solstice Parade, and Toronto Christmas Market run. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Is It Time for the New York City Region to Plan for Permanent Flooding?

A recent report assessed the risks the greater New York City region faces if sea levels rise by one, three or six feet. The shocking projections should spur local leaders and urban planners into more proactive action.

What to Do in Toronto December 12–18: Twist Your Dickens, Jess Grant Fundraiser, and Holy Fuck

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week includes charity fundraiser shows by The Queer Songbook Orchestra, The Wooden Sky, the Second City Training Centre, and more. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Mayor of London announces winning team in competition to light up London's bridges

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, this evening announced that a team led by the internationally acclaimed American light artist Leo Villareal and renowned British architects and urban planners, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, have won the Illuminated River International Design Competition. Show More Summary

City Planner Wants Parks To Be More Accommodating For Gay Cruising

last monthLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Cruising is a "long standing tradition in urban centers," Jen Roberton says.

What to Do in Toronto December 5–11: Solo Sessions, DIANA, City of Craft

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Seasonal shows from Second City, Soulpepper, and White Cowbell Oklahoma; album shows by Jordan Foisy, Tom Henry, and DIANA; festival offerings from Storefront Theatre and City of Craft. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

What to Do in Toronto November 28–December 4: Queer and Present Danger Tour, Come From Away, and Long Winter

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

See queer-oriented comedy and theatre, and observe World AIDS Day; marvel at Come From Away, and laugh at Uncalled For; party with Flo & Joan, MSTRKRFT, and Chris Tsujiuchi. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Moving walkway networks would be an efficient transport option for car-free cities

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Many urban planners would like to get rid of, or at least minimize, the number of private cars in cities, but what would replace them? Researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) looked at the idea of car-freeShow More Summary

Bright Lights, Small Government

The early 1960s was a time of urban utopianism. Not because cities were doing so well, but because architects, city planners, and politicians believed that they had the tools to fix them, radically and permanently. The toolbox included bulldozing entire neighborhoods, building new office towers, and connecting it all with superhighways. Show More Summary

What to Do in Toronto November 21–27: Ethnic Aisle, Tanya Tagaq, and Pat Thornton

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Discuss the limits of free speech and what to do with Old City Hall; see The Rainbow Chorus and Basia Bulat in concert; see theatre in a snowstorm (Beaver) and comedy in a cloud, with Terry Bockston. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Urban planner suggests 'carbon is not the enemy'

(Phys.org)—Architect, author and urban planner William McDonough has published a Comment piece in the journal Nature promoting his belief that it is time to change the way the word "carbon" is used in science and in society as a whole. He believes we all need to stop thinking of carbon as the enemy so that we can start to see it as simply another part of the natural world.

What to Do in Toronto November 14–20: Chasse-Galerie, Sharron Matthews, and Grossman’s Tavern Book Launch

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Comedy from Chantel Marostica and Kirsten Rasmussen; tributes to Stan Rogers, Fleetwood Mac, and Stevie Wonder; Santa Claus is coming to town. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

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