NEWS: Category: inspirations
What Does It Mean to be 'Truly Sustainable'?: An End-of-Year Reflection
December marks a time of both reflectance and projection, and as it is now here today, we reflect on the year and the projects we engaged in and asked this question. We were struck by the multitude of perspectives we have gained from working with thinkers and practitioners in unique,...
Living Future unConference 2014 in Portland, Oregon
“Design Creates Culture. Culture Shapes Values. Values Determine the Future.” – Robert Peters
Celebrating the Art of Canadian Artist, Brian M. Atyeo
It has been almost 25 years ago since I first discovered Brian Atyeo and his art. I was immediately captured by the intensity of his work and recall the moment when I happened into a rather unpretentious, and at the time unknown forum, Harbour Gallery in Port Credit, that had...
Advocating for Reintroduction of the Great Lakes Protection Act
The Great Lakes Protection Act (the Act) was first tabled in 2012 as Bill 100 by the Ontario Liberal Government, as legislation to implement goals and objectives outlined within Ontario’s ‘Great Lakes Protection Strategy’. The Act was reintroduced in 2013 as Bill 6, and died on the order paper at...
City of Toronto Undertaking POPS Study
The City of Toronto has recently embarked on the mapping of POPS, otherwise known as Privately Owned/Public Spaces.’ ‘The City says POPS are not meant to replace new public spaces but to help balance density and provide a reprieve from the bustle of city living.’ The mapping of POPS currently...
Field Visit of Urban Parks in the West Don Lands
On a sunny autumn morning the POPOVICH Team gathered their enthusiasm to embark on a trip down to the West Don Valley lands of Toronto and explore the evolving sense of place of some exemplary urban parks and plazas recently completed.