Goodbye, Winter: Until Next Time, a Few Reminders on Lovable Winter Cities

While winter cities may spend most of their brand management on showcasing regional winter amenities, the greatest winter cities provide delight on the neighborhood scale.
March 29, 2017, 9am PDT | Scott Doyon
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Thamyris Salgueiro

"Last week, Super Man and Ghandi rolled into my neighbourhood. I know, it sounds like the opening line of a joke, but it isn’t. Henry Cavill and Ben Kingsley were in town for a film set in winter and the active core of my city, Winnipeg, is one of the best choices for lovable urbanism and dependable winter – two of my favourite subjects. While most of the northern hemisphere is now experiencing full-on springtime with trees bursting to life and the chill effectively chased, winter cities are still capitalizing on the last of our winter wonderlands."

"Just in time to share a few of the plethora of ideas from the Winter Shake-Up last month in Edmonton, which reinvigorated the couple thousand attendees with pointers on how to make winter cities more lovable by making them walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. You’ve heard me blog on these ideas before, here and here. While winter cities may spend most of their brand management on showcasing regional winter amenities, the greatest winter cities provide delight on the neighborhood scale. This delight, or lovability, translates directly into livability."

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Published on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in PlaceShakers
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