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Breaking ground downtown: A new Canadian trend?

by DJ Kelly November 20, 2007

In an earlier post I talked about Vancouver’s newly announced $71 million plans to update their downtown east side into an arts campus with state of the art performance spaces and the like. I meant to mention this at the time, but it just so happens that one day earlier Montreal made a similar $120 […]

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Breaking ground downtown: "extensive community engagement" no one’s heard about

by DJ Kelly November 16, 2007

As an update to Wednesday’s post about Calgary’s Urban Campus Initiative I read in the latest issue of U Magazine, U of C’s alumni magazine, where there is a little footnote under their Capital Plan Update page saying: Following the proposal of a business plan to the province, the Urban Campus Partnership has entered into […]

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Breaking ground downtown: A Tale of Two Cities

by DJ Kelly November 14, 2007

Well this sure sounds familiar. While Simon Fraser University, Vancouver and the British Columbia government are putting their money where their mouths are by undertaking a massive downtown arts education campus, Calgary’s similar Urban Campus Initiative appears to have stalled. The two projects seem similar except there appears to be more of an arts focus […]

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