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1 April

Indicators for a walkable, complete community

In all kinds of plans, you’ll see terms like “walkability,” “live, work, play and shop,” and “complete community.” As we’re working on projects that involve these kinds of elements and are also working on indicator projects, I thought of a few indicators I have experienced recently that indicate walkability and complete community-ness (I just made […]

18 February

Unexpected impact

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I love when projects have an impact beyond their originally intended scope. During the ourWascana project, we created a “Wascana at a Glance” infographic that would help spark interest about the project, inform the community about the diversity within Wascana Centre and get folks to share their ideas. It had the intended impact for the […]

29 November

Get on that train (a story of being “nudged”)

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I have been thinking a lot lately about “choice architecture” – an important concept in the book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein.  According to Thaler and Sunstein, “ a choice architect has the responsibility for organizing the context in which people make decisions.”  It’s a really […]