The 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (or COP21 for short) is about to kick off in Paris tomorrow and will run until December 11th. We’ve all heard about it in the news lately I’m sure, especially as Prime Minister Trudeau has invited opposition party leaders and premiers to attend the event, showing that Canada should be all-in on the climate issue. Even though Trudeau is going into this conference with the same climate plan as the previous government, his attitude says a lot and I’m really hoping to see a Canadian government with a more open-mind at this year’s talks.
Each Friday I’ll be bringing you a short list of urban and environmentally related articles from the past week that I found interesting. Take a look at what I’ve rounded up for the week of November 23rd!
On November 20th I gathered with the crowd outside the Supreme Court of Justice, waiting for this year’s National Housing Rally to begin. This was my first rally – ever – I had no clue what to expect. But the Supreme Courts, which had failed to recognize housing as a public right just two years earlier, were certainly the perfect starting grounds for affordable housing advocates to voice their discontent.
Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. Check out this video about The Barbican, a London building complex from the 60s and 70s that was inspired by mixed-use community living.
What makes an urban centre truly great? Check out my list of 10 things every city needs below to find out!