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Cities Alive

Planning & Design Centre

Bringing planning and development issues from around Canada down to earth through storytelling. Based out of Halifax, N.S.

29:27 | Jan 19th, 2016

Large-scale transit projects are the most politically volatile initiatives in urban planning. In order to succeed they require the involvement and cooperation of all levels of government as well as public engagement and support. The role of planners ...Show More

59:00 | Dec 6th, 2017

At 9:04 and 35 seconds AM on December 6, the Halifax Explosion interrupted all plans for Halifax. It left thousands dead or injured, decimated Richmond area of Halifax, brought together international support and set in motion a series of events that ...Show More
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17:14 | Mar 8th, 2016

  Fort York is one of Toronto’s most iconic historical landmarks. It’s both well-known and under-appreciated. The core of the Fort has been preserved, but its fringes have been in constant flux since the late 1700s. Fluid Fort York, a course taught a...Show More

28:46 | Feb 16th, 2016

Millennial’s values and the market realities they face are becoming more and more prominent and this may be impacting the way our cities are developing. Places where cafes now spread like wildfire, smart phones and Instagram followers have more curre...Show More

36:48 | Feb 9th, 2016

For a long time, zonings main purpose was to separate incompatible land uses, but that course seems to be taking a turn. Zoning is becoming more comprehensive and more flexible. Rather than restricting, zoning is encouraging complete communities, inn...Show More
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