Category Archive for: Urbanism

Vancouver Urban Forum: Let’s talk density!

Yesterday, I visited the Vancouver Urban Forum which was hosted by the Global Civic Policy Society and its Centre for Fourth Wave Urban Reform that were both founded by Vancouver’s former mayor Sam Sullivan. 20 urban thinkers including Edward Glaeser, Alan Broadbent, Gil Penalosa or Bill Rees discussed the topic of “Fourth wave urban reform:…

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Good bicycle karma from Copenhagen

Yesterday, I visited Andreas Rohl’s free lecture on “Sticks, Carrots and Tambourines: Actively Learning from Copenhagen’s Transport Successes” at SFU Harbour Centre. Andreas Rohl is Copenhagen’s Bicycle Program Manager and recently joined Urban Systems for a temporary term in their Metro Vancouver office. In his lecture, Andreas Rohl talked about how Copenhagen became a cycling…

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Jane’s Walk: Exploring your urban neighbourhood

Since 2007 thousands of people meet each year on the first weekend of May to remember the urban thinker, activist and writer Jane Jacobs and to explore their neighbourhood by walking together. Starting in Toronto, the Jane’s walk phenomenon has now spread across North America and the whole world, with more than 600 walks in 85 cities in 19…

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City Pics: Brussels

Thanks to a green blogger tour to the European Parliament, I recently had the opportunity to visit Brussels. The capital of Belgium impressed me not only because of its delicious chocolate but also with its walkable character and its nice alleys where dozens of people were sitting outside of small cafes. A really charming city…

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City Pics: Prague

Well, Prague is such a beautiful city, I should have visited it earlier, especially as it’s just a five-hour train ride away from Vienna. So, let me share some pictures from my recent weekend-trip to the capital of the Czech Republic:

City Pics: Copenhagen

Thanks to the European Journalism Centre’s “TH!NK ABOUT IT” blogging competition on climate change, I recently had the opportunity to visit Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, probably one of the most beautiful and livable cities in Europe which is best known for its cycling culture. So, it is no wonder that I was excited to see so…

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Austrian Cities must become Aarhus

Many Austrian villages like Güssing or Munderfing show us that a transformation of our energy system and climate protection can be pushed on a regional level. In contrast, many of Austria’s bigger cities are still lagging behind. So we might turn to Denmark for some inspiration. The Danish government recently started a comprehensive investment program to make six Danish cities…

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City Pics: New York

As expected, New York was definitely the highlight of my recent road trip along the US East Coast. While I really liked walking through Boston and also found Washington quite interesting, the city that never sleeps lived up to its reputation, offering vibrant and diverse neighborhoods, awesome sights and stunning views over Manhattan. Enjoy!

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