Organized Inaccessibility: The Challenges of the Urban Carless in Abbotsford

“The ‘matatus’ (public transit vehicles) are rowdy, chaotic and disorganized.” These have always been my thoughts about the public transit vehicles in Kenyan cities. I never thought I’d miss the chaos that penetrates deep into the residential areas with the city centre as the focal point. Holding a new transit schedule, confused and overwhelmed, my … Continue reading Organized Inaccessibility: The Challenges of the Urban Carless in Abbotsford

CITIES FOR CHILDREN: THE PLACE OF CHILDREN IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

The world's human population has been on the rise despite the finite resources to support the ecosystems. However, the numbers are not evenly distributed, with the urban areas being dense while most rural parts of the world are scarcely populated. The United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs shows that currently 55% of the … Continue reading CITIES FOR CHILDREN: THE PLACE OF CHILDREN IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING

FOSTERING GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH NEW APPROACHES

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 focuses on strengthening the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Innovate: “New Approaches to Canadian International Cooperation” symposium and Devlab held in June 2018 at the Simon Fraser University Vancouver, Canada brought together social innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and technology experts. It focused on how new … Continue reading FOSTERING GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH NEW APPROACHES

How to pull a Pop-up Market in Six weeks – The Rail District Community Market

I was fortunate to take part in a planning studio class during the 2018 summer semester, applying tactical urbanism to food culture and place making in Downtown Historic Abbotsford. Initially, I was a bit skeptical and kept on pondering over what ‘food culture’ is really about and how food could play a role in place … Continue reading How to pull a Pop-up Market in Six weeks – The Rail District Community Market