News archive - 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mapping the dimensions of suburbanisms

Sample map of Toronto's built-form/commute-mode dimension.

Pablo Mendez (University of British Columbia) offers an analytical writeup to accompany the most recent contribution to the Atlas data: a series of 69 maps covering 23 cities visualizing 3 sets of socioeconomic data themes. The result: a compelling set of data-rich maps showing interesting and surprising patterns of suburbanism across Canada.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gracen Johnson: Living in the Sprawl

Cover page of Living in the Sprawl.

Canadian student and social mobilizer Gracen Johnson examines sprawl through the lens of social activism.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Markus Moos on WNPR: Atlas of Suburbanisms featured on Where We Live “Suburbs 4.0”

John Dankosky, host of Where We Live. Credit: CPBN Media Lab

Conneticut public radio calls on Markus Moos and the Atlas of Suburbanisms as part of a radio segment on the changing nature of the suburbs.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Atlas maps featured at Strip Appeal design charette

A presenter pointing something on a map.

A research team from the City-Region Studies Centre at the University of Alberta recently made use of Atlas of Suburbanisms maps as part of a design charette for the Strip Appeal urban design competition.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Estimating Canada's suburban population

Suburban nature of Toronto rendered in Google Earth, using Gordon’s “Transportation” method.

A team led by Professor David Gordon at Queen’s University estimates that up to two-thirds of Canadians may be living in suburban areas. They use Statistics Canada data to designate neighbourhoods as suburban or urban based on density and commuting patterns. Findings are presented in visually intriguing ways using a combination of census maps and Google Earth.

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