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Brent Toderian
City planner + urbanist at . Former Vancouver chief planner. Founding President. writer. Speaker, doer, city-maker.
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Rick Anderson 15h
Awesome to watch the sock-puppet comments on this bit of fakery prattle on despite its dishonest labelling. Even after that’s been pointed out, doesn’t matter. (It’s a PM Modi visit motorcade, includes PM Harper, in April 2015, nothing at all to do with PM Trudeau.)
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Brent Toderian 10h
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I don’t have a profound point to make with this tweet, except a reminder — if you really needed one — that central Paris has many moments of almost heartbreaking beauty.
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Mukul Sharma 8h
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London: For its elaborate metro system, cleaner Thames. New York: For its Central Park lungs (wrt pollution outburst in New Delhi), and an amazing intra city coastal management (in Mumbai, it's always a talk). Paris: Maintaining heritage structures (before Notre Dame fire).
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Karel Brits 8h
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Freiburg
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Jim Gough 5h
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I think Montreal does a great job with many elements of urban design. Place des Arts, the waterfront, Quartier des Spectacles.....and programs like Cite Memoire make Old Montreal come alive.
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G Emberlin 8h
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Tokyo, Amsterdam, here in North America Vancouver.
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Jason Thorne 8h
When architecture critic said that “if you can tell a man by his shoes, you can tell a city by its pavements” ... he was paying a tremendous complement to
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Brent Toderian 46m
“Congratulations to Elon Musk & The Boring Company for proving that dedicated rights of way are important for speedy transportation, something transportation planners figured out roughly two centuries ago.” Via ⁦
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Brent Toderian 8h
What city do you most often hear in your city-building work in this kind of sentence — “Why can’t you plan/design our city/your project to be more like [insert city here]?”
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Brent Toderian 8h
What city do you most often hear in your city-building work in this kind of sentence — “Why can’t you plan/design our city/your project to be more like [insert city here]?”
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Ready for Rail 9h
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We, the undersigned Ad Hoc Community Alliance of Very Concerned Municipal Taxpayers of Mid-Sized North American City Neigbourhood, would like to submit the following standard-issue reasons why You Can't Build That Here (tm)
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Brent Toderian 10h
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I don’t have a profound point to make with this tweet, except a reminder — if you really needed one — that central Paris has many moments of almost heartbreaking beauty.
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Rob Greenland 12h
This would make a great project in Leeds (and just about everywhere else). Map the pedestrian against where motor-centric planning pushes people to go. Then make changes to make it easier & quicker to walk.
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Brent Toderian Apr 16
Replying to @urbanthoughts11
Still think drivers pay their way & people on bikes are “getting a free ride?” If commuters had to pay for their impact on society, drivers would pay 87 cents/km. People on bikes would GET 25 cents/km. Commuting by bike saves society money. HT
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Brent Toderian Apr 16
Replying to @thediscourse @grescoe
What’s the full cost of this 5 km commute? Driving costs society $2.78. Riding the bus costs society 38¢. Biking SAVES society 75¢. Walking SAVES society $1.08. So who’s REALLY paying their way? Via HT
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Brent Toderian May 24
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First buried the freeway separating the historic city centre from their beautiful Fjord. They replaced it with housing, offices & cultural uses, & a multi-modal boulevard that actually moves more people than the freeway did. Then they’ve been building this, the .
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Urban Frank 12h
Pedestrian walk times matter, we should be measuring them and implementing solutions as quickly as we tweak traffic signals for vehicles
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Brent Toderian 21h
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If you love Paris city-building, explore this whole thread.
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Brent Toderian 18h
Rain didn’t keep the kids away from their in central Oslo yesterday. Great energy.
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Brent Toderian 21h
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If you love Paris city-building, explore this whole thread.
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