Grassroots urban issues site welcomes new editor, celebrates second anniversary
Urbanphoto.org, a grassroots website established in 1999 to promote urbanism and explore urban issues through world and photography, welcomed its newest editor late last month. Colin Kent, a student in Toronto, joins the site as a contributing editor. He hopes to provide perspective on Toronto and its urban issues through written contributions and a thorough photographic gallery exploring Toronto's neighbourhoods. "I am thrilled to be a part of the Urbanphoto.org team," said Kent. "The collaboration will provide me with an outlet for my Toronto photos and experiences".
Kent's addition to the Urbanphoto.org team of editors represents a significant expansion of the website's field of experience. "Colin's arrival gives us new opportunities to delve into the particular urbanism of an important Canadian city," said Urbanphoto.org's editor, Christopher DeWolf. "Many things can be learned from Toronto's urban environment, and Colin's photos will allow readers to see that environment in detail."
Urbanphoto.org is also pleased to celebrate its second anniversary at the urbanphoto.org address. A significant overhaul followed the March, 2000 move to its current address, focusing the site on providing its readers with a greater understanding of cities, how they work and what affects them. Photo galleries that explore neighbourhoods around the world and essays contributed by a wide range of writers give insight on the urban condition. "We hope to act as a clear and authoritative source of information on urban issues," said DeWolf. "Cities are the engines of our culture and economy, yet too few people appreciate how they work and what affects them."
All but one of Urbanphoto.org's editors are secondary students. Christopher DeWolf is based in Calgary and the site's two other editors, Chris Szabla and Tony Peric, are located in Boston and Sydney respectively.
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Posted February 1, 2002
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