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What to Check Out in Toronto September 26–October 2: Blind Date, FORMS, and Nuit Blanche

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Can you believe it's already time for Nuit Blanche? Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday, September 26 Theatre creator and PhD candidate Martin Julien’s Player to Player series asks actors about iconic stage roles they’ve played, such as Hamlet. Show More Summary

SushiSamba and Duck & Waffle's Miami Location Hits Construction Snafu

The proposed Miami locations of SushiSamba and Duck & Waffle may have hit a snag with City of Miami planners. According to The Real Deal, Miami Planning department's chief of urban designs, David Snow, cited inconsistencies in plans for the restaurant site during the past Miami River Commission meeting. Snow said...

What to Check Out in Toronto September 19–25: The Polaris Prize, JFL42, and Bells On Bloor

This week features A Tribe Called Red, literary festival Word on the Street, and a burlesque tribute to Queen Bey. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional....Show More Summary

Rail~Volution 2016 Comes to San Francisco Bay Area

Calling all city planners, elected officials, transportation wonks, housing advocates, environmentalists and urban enthusiasts. A Rail~Volution is coming to the Bay Area next month.

What to Check Out in Toronto September 12–18: HMCS Ville de Québec, IN/FUTURE, TTC Accessibility Forums

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Highlights this week include talks of climate change and TIFF's Vanguards; theatre from Ireland and Alberta; and folk music at Fort York and Christie Pits. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

These Utopian City Maps Have Influenced Urban Planners for Over a Century

The Garden City. (Image: Ebenezer Howard/Public domain) At the end of the 19th century, cities in Europe and the United States were growing wildly. They were dirty, noisy, and cramped, and most of the people who lived in their tight quarters had no way to escape, even for the weekend. Ebenezer Howard's Garden City was meant to solve those problems. Show More Summary

Tactical Urbanism: 15 Low-Cost City Hacks for Fun & Functionality

The ways in which citizens modify public spaces to suit their own needs, whether by creating ‘goat trails’ in places that lack proper sidewalks or actively ‘hacking’ infrastructure, tell urban planners how cities need to be adapted and influence their growth. Urban hacktivism is a direct means of shaping cities to our desires, often through temporary …

Urban Planner Transforms Public Transit Maps Into Art

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Neil Freeman's poster depicts 140 metro systems from around the world.

Podcast: The Vancouver Model with Brent Toderian

Former chief planner for Vancouver BC Brent Toderian joins the podcast to talk about cities and urbanism. We have a fun discussion about city rankings as well as talk about planning for the Olympics. Check it out! Wire Feed

What To Check Out in Toronto September 6-11: TIFF 2016, Manifesto Festival, and the League of Lady Wrestlers

3 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Festivals both big (TIFF) and small (Manifesto); theatre at Second City, and in a shipping container; local lady wrestlers, and a wrestling legend. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

How a fitness app for cyclists is reshaping city planning

Strava started as an app to help map your rides. Now, its data is being harnessed to transform the urban landscape. How do you build a case for better bike lanes? Traditionally, urban planners have manually counted cyclists, tracking ridership numbers and identifying routes that might need improvements. Show More Summary

Study assesses climate change vulnerability in urban America

One of the first efforts to systematically assess how cities are preparing for climate change shows that city planners have yet to fully assess their vulnerability to climate change, leaving serious risks unaddressed. The research suggests...Show More Summary

Inferring urban travel patterns from cellphone data

In making decisions about infrastructure development and resource allocation, city planners rely on models of how people move through their cities, on foot, in cars, and on public transportation. Those models are largely based on surveys...Show More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 29–September 4: The Glass Menagerie, Fan Expo, BuskerFest

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

What's going on this week? More than meets the eye. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Monday August 29 Theatre company Soulpepper is wrapping up its...Show More Summary

The Post Asks: “What happens when a group of transit wonks ‘Play with Traffic’?”

The Washington Post staffs “Playing with Traffic,” described as “… a meetup of coders, entrepreneurs, urban planners and transit professionals and enthusiasts collectively known as ““Transportation Techies.”” The goal was to come upShow More Summary

What to Check Out in Toronto August 22–28: Shakespeare in the Ruff, Open Roof Festival, and Keys N Krates Birthday Party

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

As summer's close nears, we focus on screenings, Shakespeare, food and art festivals, and booming beats—all outdoors. 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 Check Out in Toronto August 15-21: Round-Table on Voting, Mad Decent Block Party, and the Ex

last monthCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The return of annual music festivals Camp Wavelength and Mad Decent Block Party; the return of Sail-In Cinema and the Canadian National Exhibition; and the return of hit local comedies Life Records and Swordplay. 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 Check Out in Toronto August 8-14: Blockbusters, Harry Potter, and The Beatles

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A live reading of The Cursed Child; re-live the Beatles at Maple Leaf Gardens; vegan food, community arts, and Shakespeare in our parks. 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: SummerWorks, Dusk Dances, TIME Festival

2 months agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Get ready for SummerWorks. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Tuesday August 2 There are some choice offerings for those in the Pay What You Can bracket (which, really, is everyone). Show More Summary

Urban Planners of the World Unite Against Trump

As an urban planning scholar and a son of Mexican immigrants, I implore all planning scholars, practitioners and students to stand up and take a position against Donald Trump--the Republican nominee for president of the United States. I'm...Show More Summary

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