URBAN ECOLOGY

A place dedicated to city design, urban design, architecture and sustainability as well as promoting Local culture within Edmonton, Alberta.
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

Entretien no 2 - Brent Toderian

prostheticknowledge:

Travel By Drone

Online map documents aerial video captures to geographical locations:

We want to give you the chance to discover the world from the perspective of drones. The video footage of the area you are most interested in is as accessible as never before.

On this site, everyone can share YouTube videos and add the corresponding location. It will appear on the map with a pin where the video footage has been recorded. After submitting a request to share a video, a dedicated team will review the material before validating the request. As soon as the request has been validated, the shared video will be visible on the map.

Website Here

UNDERGROUND TOUR

So stoked to see this when I am in Seattle in July!!

ESPC Lunch & Learn - Food Security in Edmonton's Inner City

While food banks and similar centres provide those in need with immediate access to food, local food security projects address the nutritional needs of low-income individuals, while also empowering them with confidence and the knowledge needed to produce food and be self-sufficient. Our guest speaker will focus on a series of community gardens being run by E4C in Edmonton’s inner city area. He will then talk about a project in development that will hopefully lead to the creation of a series of food hubs, or centres that teach low-income individuals how to grow their own food.

Wish I could go to this.