Glen Chua sends this along:
Thought some of your blog followers will find this four-episode documentary series interesting –
It’s focused on urban design and the evolution (or maybe I should say rapid development) of the building landscape in Singapore. Over the four episodes, there are references to several buildings featured in your previous posts:
P.S. Perhaps you could start having a category for posts on Singapore in your blog?
Via CNN: Architecture website Architizer has just announced the winners of its 3rd annual A+ Awards, highlighting the best new building designs from around the world.
Community Church (Knarvik, Norway) – Religious Buildings & Memorials:
Ring of Celestial Bliss (Hsinchu City, Taiwan) – Pop-up & Temporary:
Highway Rest Stop (Tbilisi, Georgia) – Bus & Train Stations:
The Bicycle Snake (Copenhagen) – Highways & Bridges:
A Brief History of the Vancouver Apartment and Condo
7:30 – 9:30 pm
University Women’s Club at Hycroft
1489 McRae Ave
Tickets $15 (inc. tax)
Sunday, June 7
10 am – 5 pm
Tickets $40 or $30 with valid student ID
6 – 8:30 pm
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Tickets $100 (inc. $50 tax receipt)
The federal Conservatives have created a dedicated fund for transit – and it’s pretty darn clear that the money flows to those with plans and funds to match:
Dubbed the new Public Transit Fund, the new money won’t start flowing to Canadian cities until 2017-18 — and with a $250-million down payment for the entire country that fiscal year.
The total will rise to $500 million in 2018-19, before reaching the targeted $1 billion in 201920. The new fund will be merit based, meaning that all regions shouldn’t expect transfers based on their share of the population. …
“That has a been a long time coming and despite the delay over the next few years, it should coincide with the major projects on Broadway and in Surrey for the construction dollars to flow,” Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said, adding it’s a start. “It roughly fits the timeline in the mayors’ plan so it should be in sync scaling up to the full $1 billion.”
Wouldn’t now be a good time for the Premier, whose idea this referendum was, to chime in here, not only confirming the Province’s participation in joint funding but also to urge a strong Yes vote as a way of nailing down these dollars? This referendum will also be seen, certainly in retrospect, as a measure of her support for a strong, well-planned, well-served Metro region – or her indifference.
A popular theme, this comparison (for instance, this video). And now this:
In 2012 Penguin Books published Vahram Muratyan’s book called “Paris versus NewYork”. Here’s Vahram’s ideas as base, completely reworked design and illustrations trying to keep visual similarity to original, animated all scenes.
Equity, Opportunity and Good Health: How Transportation Affects the Essential Qualities of Life In Metro Vancouver
The way transportation infrastructure is designed and the modes of transportation that we have access to impact our lifestyle and our health.
The lecture will review some of the evidence from other jurisdictions, but focus primarily on the findings from the My Health My Community project that surveyed 28,000 Metro Vancouver residents in 2013/14.
Dr. Jat Sandhu is the regional director of the public health surveillance unit at the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The Unit was established in 2007 to support regional public health practice in the areas of health assessment, disease surveillance, epidemiological investigations and knowledge exchange.
Thursday, April 30
7:30 – 9 pm
Room 1200, SFU Segal School of Business, 500 Granville Street
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve here.