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102 ave Pop Up Bike Lane Rally on Make Something Edmonton

A high-frequency bus network – is it worth the cost? | Edmonton Journal

GREEN ONION & GARLIC SCAPE CAKES
by yours truly

GREEN ONION & GARLIC SCAPE CAKES

by yours truly

newsweek:

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.

North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.

This video is the single most significant multi-­media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.

(Source: vimeo.com, via urbanresolve)

liamcobb:

Cityscape 

This person is talented

liamcobb:

Cityscape 

This person is talented

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Peter Bialobrzeski

The Raw and The Cooked

Peter Bialobrzeski (born in 1961 in Germany) first studied Politics and Social Sciences before he became the official photographer of a local newspaper in his hometown in Wolfsbourg. He worked there during fifteen years, while travelling throughout Asia. Afterwards he decided to dedicate his career to his personal photography, which he describes cultural rather than documentary or artistic. For his series The Raw and the Cooked (2011) Peter Bialobrzeski travelled across fourteen Asian countries, including China. His photographs portray the Asian metropolis’ sublimity and contradictions, its magnificence, its ugliness, its rapid urban changes, its unsettling insalubrity, its dense population, its luminous pollution, its incredible contrasts. The photographer invites us in a world close to René Magritte’s (1898-1967) surrealist paintings: his long exposure time blurs the boundaries between day and night. In such a spatiotemporal blurring, these cityscapes become atemporal and global while maintaining some characteristics of Asian cities. By representing both old buildings falling into ruins and brand new skyscrapers, Peter Bialobrzeski seems to mingle dystopian visions and panegyric on Asian urbanism.

More information: Peter Bialobrzeski

Creating Abundance Together - theurbanfarmer.ca

MEÆT | Microfunding Together | MEÆT

When: June 26th, 2014, 6:00PM
Where: X marks the spot

TRACK MEÆT brings together wayfinding, microfunding, and an exciting scavenger hunt for a night that is like no other.

Use your body and mind
(this time you won’t be blind)

To find your way around
The streets of E-town

A night of puzzles and games
Involving both brawns and brains!

Follow the clues (the “Tweets”)
For fun times and good eats!

Attendees will enjoy an evening of scavenger hunting and strategy. Starting from a central location, you’ll join an eight-person team to conquer the hunt and solve the puzzles. By the end of the evening, each team will discover the secret final location, where you’ll be treated to a celebratory feast and listen to Edmontonians pitch their cause/project. Finally, vote for the winner to receive your collective pot of gold!

Tickets are $25.00 (including fees). $10.00 of this ticket goes directly into the funding pot.

What is MEÆT?
MEÆT is a local crowdfunding event designed to bring us together for a meal and listen to a variety of home-grown ideas. The one thing all the presenters have in common is that they need your funding to bring their idea to reality.

You can (1) apply to present your project, or (2) experience the presentations and vote for your favorite. Though no matter which side of dining table you are on; you will  enjoy a dinner with excellent conversation with like minding philanthropists. So come donate $10 towards something awesome!

The best presentation (as determined by the votes) receives the night’s funding.

Scenes From The World's Northernmost Big City—A Polluted Hell On Earth