[CBC] Winnipeg's Point Douglas area is one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods — one that has a rich history, but also faces its own challenges. But as we look to its future, Winnipeg can lead with a new model of urban development in North and South Point Douglas. A model based on inclusion. A model of reconciliation. A model that recognizes the district's history and speaks directly to sweeping currents of change in Canada . . .
Building on our "Reimagining Point Douglas" piece...CBC publishes one reader's response
Winnipeg's downtown Hudson's Bay Company building presents some challenges for our city — but also a tremendous opportunity to rethink what "heritage" means in a post-colonial city
[CBC] The challenges with the Portage Avenue building are obvious — at 650,000 square feet, it's large and expensive to renovate. It's also been at the heart of a debate between advocates who supported the building's heritage status and the building owners who did not. What to do? . . .
[Canadian Architect] We need more public toilets now. We cannot rely on private businesses and the few-and-far-between public toilets in parks. A great city is only as great as its public toilets. This credo is even enshrined in a United Nations commitment made by our country in 2012: Canada recognizes the human right of everyone to safe drinking water and basic sanitation as essential to the right to an adequate standard of living. That is why we designed the Pop-Up Winnipeg Public Toilet . . .