Ai Weiwei on Beijing →
elcontexto: Newsweek Magazine: Aug 28, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Beijing is two cities. One is of power and of money. People don’t care who their neighbors are; they don’t trust you. The other city is one of desperation. I see people on public buses, and I see their eyes, and I see they hold no hope. They can’t even imagine that they’ll be able to buy a house. They come from very poor villages...
People make a city
In transit: what New York city transit lacks in cleanliness and ease of use compared to the London tube, it more than makes up for in helpful passengers. I would not have made it from the (very inaccessible) Brooklyn Pier I landed at to my accommodation without the help of lots of New Yorkers who seemed to take pity on a person trying to lug a trunk-sized suitcase and a guitar up and down gritty...
Ah, so this is who is responsible for a good chunk... →
I don’t even know where to begin. To be fair, the Garneau is really great. However, the bulk of the other projects leave a lot to be desired.
An Alberta Avenue homeowner (11545-95A Street) took top prize for best front...– Edmonton in Bloom Awards Blossoms with Community Pride :: City of Edmonton (via mastermaq)
'Masterpiece Off Whyte' (101 Street and 83 Avenue) →
via Connect2Edmonton That’s some masterpiece. It can join the masterpiece on 99 Street and 83 Avenue. The yellow one with the bricked up windows.
So very post-awesome →
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In Winnipeg, we acknowledge the cultural... →
This site, and its thousands of years of history, deserve better. In fact, I think the Rossdale Flats really ought to be declared a National Historic Site. That way we can properly acknowledge the significant role that the area played for First Nations peoples who lived here since time immemorial, as well as the major role it played in the formation of Edmonton as a city.
The architectural destruction of Aberdeen and...
“the big time developer appeared in Aberdeen after [WW2] hostilities ceased, and the focus was on Union Street [the main street in downtown Aberdeen, akin to Edmonton’s Jasper Avenue] and commercial gain, presented as city centre improvements. Some in key positions were flattered that developers south of the city were taking an interest in Aberdeen. ‘Listed building...
Why I think it's important to preserve Edmonton's...
bingofuel: Edmonton’s story — its founding, how it was built, and how it continues to grow — is its identity. When we tear down historic houses and buildings, we lose that identity. Those buildings link us to the people who’ve lived here and made the city what it is today. With every residence, school or building we tear down, we erase the tangible connection to the people that built this city...
Rare artifact of Edmonton's past could be lost →