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[URBAN NOTE] Seven city links: Innisfil, Buffalo, Ottawa, Montréal, Winnipeg, Amsterdam, Singapore

  • The town of Innisfil is looking forward to some very futuristic developments. Global News reports.
  • Jeremy Deaton at CityLab reports on how, buffered by the Great Lakes, Buffalo NY may end gaining from climate change.
  • The Ottawa chain Bridgehead Coffee has been sold to national chain Second Cup. Global News reports.
  • Many of the more eye-raising installations in the Gay Village of Montréal have since been removed. CTV News reports.
  • Warming huts for homeless people in Winnipeg were torn down because the builders did not follow procedures. Global News reports.
  • Open Democracy looks at innovative new public governance of the city budget in Amsterdam, here.
  • Singapore, located in a well-positioned Southeast Asia and with working government, may take over from Hong Kong. Bloomberg View makes the case.

[URBAN NOTE] Ten links on cities, in all their dimensions

  • The Conversation notes how Canadian cities need new revenue sources as their economies evolve.
  • Can Canada learn from a New Jersey trying to move homes and residents out of flood-prone areas? CBC reports.
  • CityLab looks at how St. Louis is finally removing the artificial concrete barriers blocking its streets and neighbourhoods.
  • The controversial “new towns” of the United Kingdom are the subject of this Guardian Cities feature.
  • Bloomberg looks at how second-tier cities in China like Wuhan are also competing for white-collar migrants.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how urban architecture can be made to work better.
  • CityLab looks at the extent to which Millennials in North America really do like cities, and why.
  • CityLab examines the various reasons why Americans have become less mobile than many before, from a love for their community to note being able to move.
  • This Guardian Cities article looking at how British cities have become dependent on alcohol sales and nightclubbing, despite the social toll, is disturbing.
  • Justin Fox at Bloomberg looks at how cities like Buffalo and Pittsburgh can thrive despite losing population.

[BLOG] Some Tuesday links

  • Centauri Dreams takes a look at how new technology makes access to deep-sky astronomical images easier than ever, allowing for the recovery of more data.
  • The Crux considers the factors that make humans so inclined to believe in the existence of god and the supernatural, including our pattern-recognition skills.
  • D-Brief shares the latest research into the origins of the atmospheric haze of Titan.
  • Todd Schoepflin at the Everyday Sociology Blog has an intriguing post performing ethnography on the fans of the Buffalo Bills.
  • At A Fistful of Euros, Alexander Harrowell notes one thing to take from the elections in Bavaria is the remarkable strength of the Greens, nearing the CDU/CSU nationally.
  • io9 shares the delightful Alien-themed maternity photos of a British Columbia couple.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at contesting visions of motherhood among American feminists in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Language Hat reports on “The Midnight Court”, a poem written in the 19th century in a now-extinct dialect of Irish.
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money notes one astounding possible defense of Saudi Arabia faced with Jamal Khashoggi, that his death was accidental.
  • Christine Gordon Manley shares with her readers her words and her photos of Newfoundland’s dramatic Signal Hill.
  • The NYR Daily shares the witness of Käthe Kollwitz to the end of the First World War and the German Empire in 1918-1919.
  • Casey Dreier at the Planetary Society Blog criticizes First Man for not showing the excitement of Armstrong and the other Apollo astronauts.
  • Roads and Kingdoms reports on one woman’s search for the Korean cornbread remembered by her mother as a Korean War refugee.
  • Starts With A Bang’s Ethan Siegel shares images of some of the most distant objects in the universe images by us so far.
  • Strange Company expands upon the interesting life of early modern English travel writer Thomas Coryat, who indeed does deserve more attention.
  • Window on Eurasia wonders where protests in Ingushetia regarding border changes with Chechnya are going.
  • Arnold Zwicky explores the fable of the forest that identified too closely with the wooden handle of an ax.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Port Hope, Buffalo, Omaha, Singapore, Tashkent

  • Port Hope, it turns out, is where the sequel to Stephen King’s It will be filmed. Global News reports.
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  • CityLab suggests that plans to enlist developers to refurbish the subway stations of Buffalo will harm the integrity of its subway stations. (I must get there, I think.)
  • CityLab notes how a television station in Omaha preserved an old train station it adopted as its home base, here.
  • CityLab notes how the Singapore portrayed in hit film Crazy Rich Asians does not represent Singapore and its issues wholly accurately.
  • Guardian Cities shares stunning photos of the architecture and design of the stations of the Tashkent metro, newly opened to photographers.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Winnipeg, Buffalo, Chicago, Tallinn, Duqm

  • The question of re-opening the storied intersection of Portage and Main, at the heart of Winnipeg, to pedestrian traffic is being hotly debated. The National Post reports.
  • CityLab describes how the New York city of Buffalo is enjoying a huge boom in the creation of public art.
  • Wired describes Chicago’s Wild Mile, a new riverine habitat ingeniously created for the manmade North Branch Canal.
  • The World Economic Forum reports that, on the theory that public transit is a public good, Estonia is making public transit free throughout the country, including in the capital of Tallinn.
  • Guardian Cities notes the energetic effort of Oman to create, where five years ago there was just desert, the new city of Duqm.

[NEWS] Five PEI links: anti-immigration, O’Leary, tourism, housing, Buffalo of Buffaloland

  • The Guardian reports on an Island woman’s publicizing of an anti-immigrant flyer being mailed out locally.
  • The West Prince community of O’Leary now has a family doctor again. The Guardian reports.
  • The 2018 tourist season on the Island so far is apparently going quite nicely, with 92 cruise ships coming by. CBC reports.
  • The Island housing market is continuing to boom with plenty of new investment. (What, I wonder, of housing prices?) CBC reports.
  • The buffalo of Buffaloland Provincial Park continue to grow in number, reaching a population of 56. CBC reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Mississauga, Buffalo, Surrey, Helsinki

  • CBC reports on a terrible hate crime committed against a Mississauga man.
  • The second Jollibee in the GTA, this one in Mississauga, is slated to open tomorrow. blogTO reports.
  • Making an old elementary school in Buffalo into a platform for solar panels and community activities is ingenious. Curbed reports.
  • MacLean’s reports on how a growing community of feral peacocks is complicating life for people in the British Columbia city of Surrey, here.
  • This description in Guardian Cities of the new central library in Helsinki makes this place, and Finland’s thriving library culture, sound very attractive.