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Squatters Camps and Urban Sprawl

Posted by Hannah / January 30, 2006

slide2.jpg If you ignore the advice of the hotel consierge and take a couple of (intentional) wrong turns, it's not long before Nairobi's office buildings and shops turn into shacks of wood and corrigated metal. Closer to home, taking the same wrong turns will bring you into the cookie-cutter neighbourhoods that spill out around urban centres.

Toronto designer and Institute without Boundaries founder, Bruce Mau, wants to plan the world's housing 25 years in advance, and incorporating biomimicry, green design and eliminating waste. Listen to him speak at McGill (Arts Building) on Thursday, February 2 at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

But wait, there's more....

The Canadian Centre for Architecture's Sense of the City continues. The exhibit explores the sights, sounds and smells of the city, its graffiti, junk, and manipulation of time and temperature. The CCA's founder, Phyllis Lambert recently accepted the Vincent J. Scully Prize for outstanding contributions to the built environment.

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