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Shafraaz Kaba

in Edmonton

Reimagine the Arts District for Edmonton's Winter Nights

PRESENTED ON FEB 16, 2017
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 27

"We're hoping to inspire people in our city to think about how to activate our streets and how to bring people out."

Architect Shafraaz Kaba shares his idea for bringing light and life to a public space that goes into hibernation through the winter. Using fire, light, art, and maybe a temporary tavern or two, he presents a compelling set of small interventions to breathe some winter warmth into the public realm.

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BY MICHAEL CARLOS
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Michael Carlos talks about driving in the winter, and his experiences with his front wheel drive Honda Civic, with no traction control. He argues that the driver is more important than specialized equipment, and gives tips for how to minimize risk, and drive responsibly.

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Winter Magazine

BY KATI KRAUSE
@ VOL 113 ON APR 30, 2014

When passion drives you, amazing things can happen. That's what you're about to see in action as Kati Krause tells the story of how she teamed up with two collaborators to bring Winter Magazine to life, now part of the "A Mag for all Seasons" series.

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Making Minus Positive in a YEG Winter

BY MICHELE PERRET
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

Michele Perret is the Community Engagement Lead for Stantec and here she lays out a buffet of interesting ways to pull the scarf down from your eyes, look up from the snow-covered sidewalk, and see the possibilities in our coldest months.

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#BikeAllWinter

BY MANDY JOHNSON
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

Mandy Johnson talks about her small but active resort community of Canmore, Alberta located on the doorstep of Canadian Rockies, where she's part of a movement to get the town excited and confident to #BikeAllWinter.

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Using Snow to Build a Better City

BY DARREN PROULX
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

“There’s an abundant resource that’s available to all winter cities, right below our feet, that could help us produce better, user-informed designs.”

Darren Proulx, Urban Planning Engineer with Slow Streets, explains how to start thinking about snow as less of a nuisance and more of a tool for cities— and how we can use it, literally, as a building block or even a guide to designing better public spaces.

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Winter River Pavilions

BY MATT ROPER
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

In Winter Pavilions from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 27, Architect Matt Roper sees an opportunity to bring some warmth to Edmonton's vast river valley system in winter. Envisioning a connected grid of portable pavilions and warming huts, Matt proposes that the city combine its winter smarts, design prowess, and thirst for the outdoors to create this network of active and attractive winter hubs throughout the city's parks.

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Nordic Walking: The Perfect Winter City Outdoor Activity

BY SUSAN YACKULIC
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"From city streets to mountain peaks, all you have to do is go where your poles take you and enjoy the outdoors."

Susan Yackulic sheds light on the joys of urban poling, showing how a pair of nordic poles are an easy and accessible tool to keep healthy and happy while encouraging you to explore your own city on foot.

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Commuting in Winter: The Experiment

BY MICHAEL GLAZIER
@ VOL 27 ON FEB 16, 2017

"W always rush from point A to point B as fast as we can, missing all the creamy filling in the middle."

This winter, Michael Glazier undertook a lofty experiment. He ditched his car in the dead of winter in favour of a commute on foot. He shares what he found —not just out in the environment, but also in his thoughts—when he left the gridlock behind and gained a little more time to breathe.

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Ice Dance

BY ORA UZEL
@ VOL 10 ON OCT 26, 2017

Ora Uzel shares how she came to love ice on her winter hikes and how she shares that beauty through her photography.