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The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Urban Studies Conferences Worldwide Upcoming events in urban studies, architecture and related fields Great resource: list of upcoming urban studies conferences. tags: conferences reference urbanism Why “Delivering Happiness” is a must read – O’Reilly Radar The “post-productivity” mindset outlined by Linda Stone in this article reminds me of Juliet Schor’s description of “plenitude”‘s benefits and […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Bruce Katz on How to Overhaul Local Governments – Cities/ metropolitan areas dominate the US economy: 12% of land mass, but 2/3s of population and 75% of gross domestic product. But municipal governments remain small and a crazy quilt: QUOTE There are benefits associated with intense localism. Citizens feel a closer connection to their […]

Xtranormal version of Victoria BC’s Johnson Street Bridge Debate

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Brilliant. Maybe the self-styled “chairman of the board” will take a boo. And learn something. Click on image below or here.

Random notes

Monday, November 15th, 2010

I’m in information overload right now – cramming into my head a 2 1/2-inch thick binder full of sometimes esoteric data well beyond my usual comfort zone (financial info and accounting, anyone?), as I get ready to interview a few arts organizations. Too many words, too many numbers. But of course, when it rains, it […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Doc Searls Weblog · The Data Bubble II Great blog post from Doc Searls: QUOTE Right now it’s hard to argue against all the money being spent (and therefore made) in the personalized advertising business—just like it was hard to argue against the bubble in tech stock prices in 1999 and in home prices in […]

Victoria, the ecosystem

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

When people say that Victoria British Columbia is “a small town,” I think they’re dead wrong. I understand what those people are getting at, but I think they’re completely missing the mark: because, with a Capital Regional District (CRD) population of over 350,000 people, it’s not a small town by Canadian standards. We punch above […]

Victoria BC’s Johnson Street Bridge sings

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Really, she does. I love this video – political activism at its most poetic and poignant.

Green Design as Art

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Last Friday, I stopped in at Exploring the Aesthetics of Sustainability | Green Design as Art, a small (but interesting!) weekend exhibit at the newly-completed Atrium Building in downtown Victoria. The developer (Victoria-based Jawl Properties) made an unfinished/ raw ground-floor retail space available to the the organizers – props to the Jawls for their civic-minded […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Homes of Titans Who Rule the Tech World | Zillow Blog – Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News Call it real estate p0rn, call it social envy, but put together some interesting eye candy here… QUOTE After learning of Steve Jobs’ soon-to-be demolished historic home, and Mark Zuckerberg’s life as […]

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