What developments are you looking forward to in your city?
“While I am curious to see whether the Low Line will be made a reality, I’m most interested in seeing New York continue to find ways to transform its waterfront into accessible green space.”
In this issue, writer Kimberlie Birks reviews the graphic novel Playground of My Mind and takes us to Oki Sato’s whimsical Cofufun plaza in Japan.
“There are initiatives to make large swaths of Los Angeles more walkable, even if one has to drive to get to them. It will be nice to see the stereotype of being a city built for cars become a little less fitting.”
L.a.-based writer Katya Tylevich gets a lesson from Chicago architect Jeanne Gang on how to build more livable cities.
“I’m eager to see Westbank’s development at the former Honest Ed’s site, on Bloor Street West. Big projects with rental apartments are rare in downtown Toronto.”
Twenty years after the opening of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim, Nicholas Hune-brown weighs the benefits – and the downsides – of using cultural buildings to revitalize urban areas.
“I’m waiting for Nippaysage’s Viger Square redevelopment here in Montreal, which covers a part of the Ville-marie Expressway, making space for people to gather.”
In “Data Driven,” writer Susan Nerberg interviews Italian visionary Carlo Ratti about the innovations that he predicts will shape our cities’ future.