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.

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