John Calimente reviews a new book that aims to explain the complicated back-and-forth that happens when government teams up with private interests on development projects.
Apr 20, 2011 re:place Magazine
Stacy Passmore writes that public spaces "take on a different form and meaning in a West African city."
Mar 28, 2011 re:place Magazine
In Seoul, Korea, buses are color coded to indicate which direction they're going, and how quickly. John Calimente says the system "goes a long way towards solving the bus legibility problem."
Feb 28, 2011 re:place Magazine
A new book shows that even small parks have the potential to engage social and ecological issues through thoughtful design.
Dec 15, 2010 re:place Magazine
One-way streets are a relatively new phemenon and encourage drivers to drive faster, says John Calimente. He argues it's time to convert Vancouver's one-ways back to their two-way pasts.
Sep 28, 2010 re:place Magazine
A review of the new book, <em>Two Billion Cars: Driving Towards Sustainability</em>, which argues that cleaner cars are the future of transportation and barely mentions bicycling, walking or transit.
Jun 10, 2010 re:place Magazine
During the 17 days of the Winter Olympics, Vancouver significantly beefed up its transit offerings and reduced lanes for automobiles. Did the experiment work, and what would happen if these temporary changes were made permanent?
Apr 6, 2010 re:place Magazine
A new book explores the disconnect between how a "mega-city" region is portrayed through statistics, demographics, etc., and how it is perceived by the public.
Mar 11, 2010 re:place Magazine
The standard apartment building puts the public spaces (hallways) on the inside. Vancouver's new False Creek development "extroverts the circulation spaces," says Erick Villagomez.
Jan 25, 2010 re:place Magazine
Architect Steven Holl's new book is a retrospective of his 30-year career, and an overview of his argument that architecture needs an element of doubt.
Dec 27, 2009 re:place Magazine