Category Archives: Urban Ecology
Car Usage Down In Montreal!
Excellent news! “For the first time since 1970, when Montreal commuters were first surveyed about their travel, the number of people getting around by car has declined.” Full Story Here.
The Potential Of Detroit
Having been North America’s best example of urban decline for decades, Detroit, perhaps ironically, is now poised to become one of the truly great new cities of the 21st century. […]
Park(ing) Day NYC
When? September 19, 2008. Where? New York City and around the world. The Idea Park(ing) Day is an international event that reclaims over 200 parking spots in 50 cities around […]
Meltdown At Turcot
Article in today’s Gazette discusses the Turcot snowpiles in regard to melting and contamination of the water. “There might be a potential for contamination that could have been recognized by […]
Montreal As Provincial Park?
Absolutely wonderful idea about ensuring a solid sustainable urban region in this article from last April. “Since 1990, an estimated 1,000 hectares of forests have been stripped from the island […]
Couple of good articles, no, essential reading, from over at The Concious Earth in regard to media and the whole global warming “debate”. There no longer is a debate, folks. […]
Changchun World Sculpture Park
Located in northeastern China, the city of Changchun in Jilin province is home to the world’s largest sculpture park. “The park covers 90 beautifully landscaped hectares and is also home […]
The Road West
Here is about the best shot of Turcot Yards and it’s surroundings you are ever likely to see. It is taken from this page by the City Of Montreal that […]
The Gowanus Lounge
The Gowanus Canal runs through Brooklyn, NY. And so does this blog called The Gowanus Lounge. Through a critical eye (and over 2000 great photographs) “GL” offers insight into […]
How often do we actually describe a freeway bypass as exciting? The Craigieburn Bypass in the north end of Melbourne, Australia certainly meets the criteria! And, as reported in Open […]
“Ecoterritories” in Doubt
The City of Montreal’s “plans” to extend the amount of green space on the Island to 8%, which would actually be a huge increase from the current 3%, appears to […]
In 1982 artist Agnes Denes planted a wheatfield in lower Manhattan at a landfill site at Battery Park. The Wheatfield project was a stark visual contradiction: a beautiful golden field […]
Not A Cornfield
Art project near downtown Los Angeles in 2005. “With this project I have undertaken to clean 32 acres of brownfield and bring in more than 1,500 truck loads of earth […]