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Mitchell Reardon

Urban Design Lead, The Happy City in Vancouver

Tackling Loneliness Through Design

PRESENTED ON MAR 21, 2019
IN VANCOUVER @ VOL 48

We're living closer together but feeling further apart. According to the former US Attorney General we're in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. How can we solve this? Happy City uses evidence-based urban design to boost social connection and create happier, healthier cities.

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City Urban Planning in Genoa

BY BEATRICE MORETTI
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 26, 2012

Beatrice Moretti and Paola Sabbion are architects from URBAN LAB. In this presentation, they cover a project called the new City Urban Planning.
 The project involved the announcement of the Genoa Urban Plan 2010 through the publication of the Urban Lab Notebooks, and the staging of the exhibition "Genoa Today, Genoa Tomorrow" in December 2011, an extraordinary instrument of participation and opportunity for discussion. (in Italian)

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Planning for a Denser Urban Neighborhood in the Heart of Louisville

BY PATRICK PIUMA
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 05, 2013

Patrick Piuma -- organizer of PKN Louisville -- develops a case for the need for more density in Louisville, particularly a dense, modern neighborhood just south of downtown in an effort to provide more housing options and position Louisville for the new century of global competition for talent and to improve the city's quality of place.

 
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Imaginative Planning

BY HEATHER TERNOWAY
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 06, 2013

Heather Ternoway is an urban planner committed to making planning more tangible and exciting. For over a decade, she has worked with communities large and small to improve quality of life through creative community-driven planning and design. 

 
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How New Immigrants Could Build Their New City

BY AMITIS NOUROOZI
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

Within the architecture field, Amitis Nouroozi works in the intersection of planning, design and community-building. She shares her story, as a new immigrant, who is building her new home in the first years of immigration to Canada.

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The Sounds of the City

BY VINCENT ANDRISANI
@ VOL 16 ON AUG 12, 2017

"We have a lot to learn from listening to the everyday sounds that surround us."

In "The Sounds of the City" from PechaKucha Night New Westminster Vol. 16, Vincent Andrisani explains the important role that sounds play in our everyday lives. In his talk, Vincent argues that if we listen to the city with enough patience and curiosity, we can hear ideas for a more equitable approach to urban design and planning.

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My Favorite City :  Singapore through the lens of Architecture and Sustainability

BY SZUE HANN TAN
@ ACA 18 TOKYO DESIGN TALK, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 11, 2018

Tan Szue Hann, SIA and Chairman of ACYA Head introduces the history of Singapore and shares some of distinctive design projects from overground to underground across the city. 

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Have you changed the world today?

BY PRESTON J. CASTILLE, JR.
@ VOL 10 ON NOV 13, 2018

Preston Castille is a self-described social engineer, who sees it as his responsibility to change and improve the world. Listen as he shares the way his personal and professional experience informs his inspiring vision for the future of our city. 

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Our Future City

BY VANESSA LIRA
@ VOL 38 ON DEC 09, 2018

Vanessa Lira, an urban designer for the Atlanta Department of City Planning, talks about the Atlanta City Design, a new 400-page plan for the city. 

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Life Between Umbrellas: Designing a Rain-Friendly City

BY ANDREW PASK
@ VOL 48 ON MAR 21, 2019

Public spaces – the parks, plazas, and streets that comprise half of Vancouver’s land-base – are the connective tissue that ties the city together. Public space is a canvas for urban life – a stage for social and cultural activities, a marketplace of local economic activity, a forum for democratic engagement. And yet, for much of the year, our spaces are challenged by rain and inclement weather. With even heavier rains in the future, how can we ensure that Vancouver’s public spaces remain vibrant people places all year round?