Urban Pulse

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!

  1. Toronto Ranked Best City in the World for Young People
    Citi Foundation ranked us #1, with a total Youth Economic Strategy (YES) Index score of 77.4.  While we ranked 1st or 2nd in 3/4 domains (Government Support and Institutional
    Framework for Youth, Employment and Entrepreneurship, and Human and Social Capital), we fall to 11 in our ranking for Education and Training.
  2. The Tent City Next Door
    DC’s Camp Watergate tent city gets evicted, nobody seems to know to where.  If you read my previous post about the National Housing Day Rally, you won’t be surprised to find the same NIMBYist sentiments at play here as well.
  3. Talking to Coffee Shop Strangers Isn’t the Worst Thing
    Just throwing this in here because I thought the little topic signs at tables were a really cute idea/intervention to get us away from the internet and back to real life.
  4. Call Off the Bee-Pocalypse: US Bee Colonies Reach 20-Year High
    According to this article, thanks to good bee-keeping, US bee populations have been able to combat Colony Collapse Disorder and are actually on the rise.  However, this comes at a price to bee-keepers and anyone else who benefits from their services – so, basically everyone.
  5. How the TTC Lost and Found Its Subway Style
    Possibly most interesting article I’ve read all week, a brief look at the visual history of the TTC and that famous TTC Font.

It’s actually been a bit of a slow news week, but there you go! Check out this articles and leave your comments below, I’d love to discuss them with you!

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