The summer 2014 national edition of Spacing is packed full of articles that highlight the need to put people at the centre of building healthy and vibrant cities.
The 30-page Cities For People cover section — part of a project between Spacing and Cities For People, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation — dives into a handful of subjects that demonstrate the need for a people-first approach:
- How a Montreal-based group is reaching out to the city’s marginalized Aboriginal communities;
- How United We Can has improved the quality of life for Vancouver’s Downtown East Side residents by providing employment opportunities;
- How three urban agriculture projects are reshaping their respective cities;
- How a Toronto photographer has compiled a photo of at least one person living in the city from every country in the world;
- Why Edmonton is considering an “Aboriginal Quarter” near downtown;
- How Jane’s Walk is engaging with suburban community “choreographers”.
To read more about the New Economies theme of the Cities for People project, visit http://citiesforpeople.ca/en/themes/new-economies