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SwimKidd50  ·  1820 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Roman Mars: Why city flags may be the worst-designed thing you've never noticed

Another great TED talk

SwimKidd50  ·  1821 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cities, Scaling and Sustainability

That's an awesome view! I've been to Vancouver many times and it is easily one of my favorite cities to go to. Unfortunately haven't been out there since last year, but if you get a chance I recommend that you visit the UBC main campus. It's not truly in Vancouver, but it sits on a sort of lookout over the city and ocean so it has amazing views of the harbor, cityscape, ocean, and mountains. Plus its an amazingly beautiful campus on its own and has an amazing Japanese Garden.

I'm actually a competitive swimmer from Paris Ontario, and I visited Charlotte with the Ontario Team for the recent Charlotte Grand Prix swim meet that was held there. Unfortunately we didn't get to see as much of the city as I wanted to but it definitely amazed me. Actually reminds me a lot of Calgary Alberta to be honest.

Thanks for welcoming me to the community, it seems like an amazingly well thought out site and concept.

SwimKidd50  ·  1821 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cities, Scaling and Sustainability

Really interesting video. I am always amazed by urban planning and going into different cities and seeing examples of something that has worked or backfired completely. As the beginning of the video states, cities are being built at a rate that simply hasn't been possible without the level of industrialization that we have today, and it's nice to see that people are actually going out and addressing issues that have resulted in some of the older cities around the world having massive issues related to crime, congestion, social integrity, upkeep... just to name a few.

I was recently in Charlotte, North Carolina, and it was amazing to see the amount of urban planning that clearly was put into the down town core. Where many other cities I have been to are cramped and clearly run down, Charlotte allowed a sort of flow that helped businesses, tourists, and vehicles thrive.

Anyways, I'm new here and I know you posted this almost a year ago but just wanted to add my thoughts anyways as this is something I am constantly thinking about when in a new city.


SwimKidd50  ·  1821 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Art and narrative, by me

An awesome piece. It's great to see the artist's story behind a piece of art that could mean so many things to so many people.