Global Site Plans: The Grid

Every weekday of the month The Grid is your destination for blogs related to architecture, engineering, environmental non-profits, landscape architecture, and urban planning.

Oct 10
Racing Towards the Finish Line: Behind Montreal’s Hippodrome Development Project : The Hippodrome of Montreal, formerly named the Blue Bonnets Raceway, was a horse racing track and casino founded in 1872....
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Oct 9
Bees and Belonging in Ottawa’s Resilient Community Gardens : A new grassroots city-building movement is redefining the urban landscape in Ottawa....
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Oct 9
Park Director Says Main Source of Brazil’s São Francisco River Is Dry : The São Francisco basin covers five states in Brazil and experts say the biodiversity of the region is under threat. The director of the Serra da Canastra National Park, Arthur Luiz Castanheir...
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Oct 8
Pontevedra, Spain Increases Downtown Livability by Reducing Vehicle Access : It’s a city where the car is unobtrusive, a city with neither noise nor fumes, where children can play in the street and people with reduced mobility can access businesses and services easily....
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Oct 8
Grants to Aid Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Goal: Swimmable & Fishable by 2020 : As a major port city, Baltimore’s history with industrial activity influenced how the city’s land has been zoned and developed over time....
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Oct 8
Building Happiness: A Review of Charles Montgomery’s Happy City : Happy City: Transforming our Lives through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery is the theoretical exploration of what it would mean to create an environmentally-friendly, socially just,...
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Oct 7
#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Kennith George Reflects from Wenatchee, WA : “Relevant, innovative and cutting edge” is how Kennith describes The Grid. Nearly two years since blogging, from November 2011 to November 2012, Kennith George was with The Grid in it...
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Oct 7
Water Outages and Rationing in São Paulo, Brazil Launch Protests : The Movement of Landless Workers (MTST) has been protesting since the afternoon of Thursday [September 25th] outside the headquarters of the Basic Sanitation Company of the State of São Paulo (SABESP)...
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Oct 7
Environmentalist Hopes to Bring Eco-Tourism to Touques River in Northern France : A meeting with Emmanuel Schmitt, a 23-year old naturalist from Deauville, reveals a passion for the biodiversity of the marshes of the Touques River as well as that of the Côte Fleurie....
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Oct 6
Casablanca, Morocco Inaugurates its New Casa-port Train Station : His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco recently inaugurated the new train station of Casa-port, which is a crowning achievement for the national transportation network’s modern heritage....
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Oct 3
#IAMTHEGRID: One Year Later Michael Jenkins Reflects from Oakland, California : “Progressive and illuminating” is how Michael describes his experience with The Grid. Blogging from Nothinghamshire, England between January and June 2013 after finishing his MBA stud...
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Oct 2
The Paris Metropolis: An Increasingly Differentiated Social Mosaic : Relying on detailed census data to study the transformations of the Parisian metropolis, Anne Clerval and Matthieu Delage show that a dynamic of becoming more bourgeois should not mask the str...
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Oct 2
Construction Company to Pay $5 million for Labor Irregularities in Manaus, Brazil : The construction company, Andrade Gutierrez SA was responsible for the construction of the stadium known as the Arena da Amazônia (a football stadium previously known as the Vivaldão which was reconst...
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Oct 1
Wise or Not, Canton Crossing Brings the Suburbs to Baltimore City, Maryland : If you had never been to Baltimore City and I blindfolded you and dropped you off at the shops at Canton Crossing, upon taking off the blindfold you would rightfully assume that you were in a suburb f...
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Oct 1
Plans to Demolish Architectural Heritage in Brussels, Belgium : A project not adapted to existing buildings could potentially have its building permit request denied....
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Sep 30
20,000 Secure Bike Parking Spaces in Ile-de-France, Paris, France by 2020 : More than just a pastime, the bicycle also serves as a mode of transportation. At the initiative of the Office of Transportation for the Ile-de-France (Stif), the Veligo measure propo...
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Sep 30
São Paulo, Brazil’s Most Expensive Addresses are Concentrated in 2.5 km : Within just 2.5 km, the ten most expensive addresses are concentrated in the country’s largest city. Although São Paulo is the sixth largest metropolis in the world and spreads out ac...
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Sep 29
A Visual Typology: A Modern Face-Lift To San Francisco’s Victorian Homes : Take a walk with me. We are walking up a San Francisco street so steep you think it might be easier to crawl....
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Sep 29
Time for Nairobi, Kenya to Manage its Urban Freight or Face Transportation Woes : Population growth in cities comes with a increased demand for goods. These goods need to be transported to get to their consumers....
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Sep 29
Paris, France Aims for Bicycle Trips to Account for 15% of Transport by 2020 : More parking spaces for bikes, new bike paths on the main roadways, widespread 30km/h zones, and possibly wider bicycle paths or even banning automobile traffic surrounding markets; <...
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Sep 26
#IAMTHEGRID: Two Years Later Jordan Rockerbie Reflects from Montreal, Canada : “Globally diverse content” Jordan encapsulates The Grid in three words. Between June and December 2012 Jordan Rockerbie joined The Grid blogging team from Kelowna, British Columbia an...
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Sep 26
In Montreal, Bus Drivers Demand a Law Prohibiting Bicyclists in Protected Lanes : Exasperated by the presence of cyclists in the streets’ protected lanes, the bus drivers of Montreal denounce the “inaction” of police officers in a petition....
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Sep 26
Bike Sharing Program in Ames, Iowa Loses Out on Funding : As bike sharing programs continue to proliferate in cities and college campuses across the US, Iowa State University is in the midst of creating its own bike share program to be integrated with the Ci...
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Sep 25
Green Alleyways in the City-Center of Montreal, Quebec : The Ruelles Market is at the corner of the Peel Street, in an alleyway adjacent to the Sainte-Catherine Street. While their counterparts in residential neighborhoods are becoming greener and...
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Sep 25
New Bill Prioritizes Vehicles and Prevents Bike Lanes in Porto Alegre, Brazil : The emergence of new bike lanes in Porto Alegre might be restricted to city sidewalks, reducing the area for pedestrians....
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Sep 24
Milan’s Public Transportation Initiatives Work to Move 10,000 Students Annually : When it comes to education, Milan is one of Italy’s international student hubsBeing home to universities with high international ranks for fashion, design, engineering, and arch...
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Sep 24
Welcoming Community Involvement (and More) in Rennes, Brittany, France : On the first Wednesday of the new school year, some kids show their pride by rolling up their sleeves and working. -Could I use the wheelbarrow? -We have to lay down the soil without...
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Sep 24
Omaha, Nebraska Encourages Citizens to Get Active Within Their Communities : The act of bicycling is a universally known means of transportation. However, biking serves different purposes for different people....
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