A friend recently told me that he likes to save texts, not quotes but texts, larger pieces, that he finds interesting. I am reading this book and thought this was a powerful passage. It is the end of the Second World War and she is wondering if her husband is still alive, thousands reenter Paris . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Marguerite Duras – The War, A Memoir
5 from today in the rain.
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Every breath is marked to you Every heartbeat is calling out your name Ever since I’ve met you I haven’t been the same
These eyes long for the sight of you These ears long for your voice Ever since I’ve met you I’ve been left with no choice
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Car culture greatly damaged urban centres the world over and now cities are trying to undo the damage. Smart cities are banning cars from certain areas, installing bike lanes, more sidewalks, and now are removing parking. Cities built too many parking spaces for cars and now they are reclaiming that space. It’s important to . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Cities Improve Parking by Removing Parking Spaces
Back in 2006 we first looked at how green roofs were becoming a development issue in Toronto, in 2009 Toronto implemented that green roof bylaw. Then in 2014 we took a look at how North America’s green roof industry is growing. This year, Toronto has become the hub for green roofs! Torontist took a look […]
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Stumbled on to this large mural that was apparently completed yesterday in Little Burgundy. The guys you see in the picture are applying anti graffiti coatings to the work and […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Roadsworth Mural in Little Burgundy.
“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 17 – The Point Part 3
Traffic is a problem in every city, and more and more people are concerned with the most efficient way of getting people from A to B. It turns out we already know the answer: mass transit. The issue in traffic planing is slowly changing from how much space should cars get to how much space […]
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As we run our most recent crowdfunding project, we have taken a dive into the history of squatting as a practice of anti-capitalist resistance. In many parts of North America,… . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Nine Must-Read Texts About European Squatting Scenes
“I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” ― Søren Kierkegaard It’s true, walking will […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 15 – The Point Part 2
Anybody who lives in a city knows that walkability of neighbourhoods is a key reason they live where they do. The attraction to mobility options, safe places, cultural and economic diversity is what keeps cities growing. Walkable spaces makes all of that happen and more! What smoking was to the 20th century car driving is […]
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Basically every nation has basic housing problems that need to be addressed. Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena won this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize because of his work on community housing. It wasn’t just the buildings that got him the prize, it’s the fact that he and his team worked with locals to bring change to the community in a new […]
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“To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin’s terms, to […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 14 – The Point
Despite the constant rain, which I was actually enjoying very much after an intense heat wave, there were events all over the city and I caught a few. West Verdun, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Around Town on Saturday
“For me, walking has become less physical transit than mental transportation. It is engaging. I have become, I fear, a difficult walking companion, liable to slow down and point at […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 13
Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 12
“Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors…disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 11
“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.” – Steven Wright Started off at Sherbrooke Metro. The view south. The view north. Apartment building on Rigaud. Mural on building […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk #10
“After a day’s walk everything has twice its usual value.” — George Macauley Trevelyan Starting Point: Dollard and Newman in Lasalle. Bus let me off here. Headed south on Dollard […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 9
The human population of the world is urbanizing, but some places are performing better than others. The key to making a good modern and productive city is to make it walkable. Design for people, not cars. Over at BBC autos they took a look at what attracts smart people to the smartest cities and it […]
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Realized lately that two projects that I have had going in the last couple of years, Bus Stops and Dirt, have started interacting. Not sure I completely approve, yet, it […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Bus Stop With Dirt Picture
“Musing takes place in a kind of meadowlands of the imagination, a part of the imagination that has not yet been plowed, developed, or put to any immediately practical use…time […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Walk # 8
I have joked about seeing traffic cones everywhere this summer, even suggesting they are actually aliens in an upcoming post. But today I looked out my window and saw that […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: At Last, Intergalactic Peace!
Incredible shot in Montreal by one of my favorite photographers, Mario Jean, also known as MADOC. Facebook page. . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Orage du 20 juin 2016