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Balancing Work and Life: The Founding of a Co-Working Space

BY STELLA CHEUNG BOYLAND
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Andrea and Stella met in architecture school and later developed a co-working space that enables them and others to achieve the best work-life balance. Follow their journey and hear their insights into work, family, and happiness. 

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Bringing People Back to the Cityscape Through Space Activation

BY CHRIS & MELISSA BRUNTLETT
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Chris and Melissa are the co-founders of Modacity. They started by looking at how cities spaces worked before cars dominated the streets. Then they showed us numerous space activation in cities around the world, and the possibilities that exist in Vancouver. 

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Possibilities in Urban Space

BY MELISSA HIGGS
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Melissa shows us the power of architecture and design to change the way we view spaces, and how we can develop connections in those spaces. 

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Journey to Industrial Design

BY KO JÚBILO
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Ko takes us through his influences and where he came from, including his previous interests. Then he delves into the development of his own practice, as well as a few of the pieces he has made. 

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Dancing Through the Lens

BY JIM SMITH
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Jamie delves into the artistry of dance and the dance photographer. Through his images and experiences the audience got a look at the special world and techiniques of the people who document the dancers' and their presorfamces. 

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Art and Practice: Creating a Shared Space

BY JAMIE SMITH
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Jamie takes us through developing her own practice and starting a co-working space. 

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A Man of Letters and Text

BY ABI HUYNH
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Abi shared his journey with us through school and discovering his love of text. He designed and developed the poster and font for this edition's post.

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Interactive Technology and Connecting Community

BY ALEX BEIM
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Alex owns and interactive technology company, and in his presentation he takes us through his professional process and making tech-based installations accessible to all. 

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Spaces that Invite and Inspire

BY JOSEPH FRY
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Joseph takes us through the development and redesign of urban spaces, as his designs welcome people to connect, play, and feel inspired. He talks about reconnecting the natural surrounding with the urban. 

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PeaceGeeks

BY RENEE BLACK
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Renne talks about how the world needs more peacebuilders. If you want to be a part of the movement, the world needs you.

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The Engineering Leadership Council: Professionals Implementing Social Impact Together

BY PAMELA ROGALSKI
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

As Pamela Rogalski makes quite clear, scaling the implementation of social impact in construction projects in urban environments is new. People want to “do the right thing”, but all industry professionals have encountered constraints that prevent us from doing what we know we ought to do (and we've all ranted about it over a beer at the end of the day). For engineers, however, the difference is that what we implement at scale has the potential to impact an entire community. To make the shift from intention to reality, whole engineering leaders are building momentum through vertical industry partnerships and triple bottom line business cases. 

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VeloMetro

BY JOHN STONIER
@ PECHAKUCHA URBAN INNOVATION MONTH ON APR 01, 2014

John Stonier makes a case for the usefulness and practicality of the VeloCar, a compact electric-assisted vehicle that mixes the benefits of bicycles and electric cars. Presenting his VeloMetro network to help promote its use in the city of Vancouver, he proposes that not only is it the perfect city in which to develop such a network, but that it can also act as a model for others to follow.

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