These are working papers associated with PLACES: Platform on Cities, Engagement and Space.
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Boundaries and boundary-drawing, a classic geopolitical and urban practice, finds itself in a state of crisis. Boundary-marking as both an administrative and cultural exercise is more fraught in contemporary politics. Boundaries as interfaces and social situations challenge the definition and...
he first suburb of Edmonton, the capital of the oil-rich western Canadian prairie province of Alberta, was arguably the Federal Government of Canada's Papaschase Indian reservation 163. Situated inconveniently close to the settlement of Edmonton-Strathcona that had grown up around a Hudson's Bay...
Aiming to increase the importance of pedestrian experience in urban design, we are proposing the development of a participatory walkability rating system, consisting of a mobile application that gathers perceptual and factual data from people’s daily walks. In the first part of this paper we...
Reimagining the Suburban Strip-mall: The Future Twist. Architectural Proposal for Petrolia Mall, Greenfield, Edmonton CanadaDownload
This architectural design proposal applies the lessons of Strip-Appeal.com. IT envisions a new future for Petrolia strip mall. It questions the potential for these spaces to be redeveloped and re-purposed. The future twist of the strip mall is that it’s main appeal will be as a community hub,...