Thursday, 12 December 2013

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Perspective from a Local Waterfront Resident: James Hoddinott

Please feel free to visit the blog of local waterfront resident, James Hoddinott, who writes about the various political issues in our surrounding areas, including local development and the proposed skyscraper.

Here's a link to his post, A Vision for Sustainable Growth, among others.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Movie: The Human Scale

The Human Scale, a film by Andreas M. Dalsgaard

"50% of the world's population lives in urban areas.  By 2050 this will increase to 80%.  Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic.  Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life.  But why?  The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behaviour in cities through 40 years.  He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account."
(The Human Scale, About the Film)

... Playing at Cinemateque tomorrow, September 19th, at 9:00 pm and Friday, September 20th at 7:00 

Monday, 16 September 2013

A bit of history

This document from Winnipeg's Historic Building Committee offers some interesting history of the James Ave. Pumphouse.

This website is also worth a visit.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Pumphouse in the Press

A few relevant links...

Bold New Plan for Pumphouse by Murray McNeill - Winnipeg Free Press (August 7, 2013)

Bold Plan, No Planning by Jim Clark - Winnipeg Free Press (August 9, 2013)

In Downtown Development, Hype Reigns Supreme by Bartley Kives - Winnipeg Free Press (August 28, 2013)

Exchange Brew Pub Might Make Irish Eyes Smile by Benjamin Gillies - Winnipeg Free Press (March 16, 2013)