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The second information session for the Mexico City Field Seminar will take place on Dec. 4, 2013 at 4 pm in A220,

International Field Excursion course (GEOG 3030)

It will explore the social and urban geographies of Mexico City through lectures, guest speakers and field trips.

 

The key course themes will include: informal settlement, gentrification, the right to the city, and social exclusion.

 

Join us to hear more about the course, the application process and how to cover supplementary costs!

 

 

Note: The pre-requisite for GEOG 3030 is 3rd year Honours standing in Geography, or permission of the department. Students must participate in the application process. FASS will be providing some support to offset student costs.

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Take advantage to study abroad by joining the International Field Excursion course (GEOG 3030) which will explore the social and urban geographies of Mexico City through lectures, guest speakers and field trips.

The key course themes will include: informal settlement, gentrification, the right to the city, and social exclusion.

Join us to hear more about the course, the application process and how to cover supplementary costs!

An Information Meeting will by held on Nov. 21st @ 4pm in A220, LOEB

Note: The pre-requisite for GEOG 3030 is 3rd year Honours standing in Geography, or permission of the department. Students must participate in the application process. FASS will be providing some support to offset student costs.

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“Ottawans who love their smartphones have a few more city-centric apps to play with after the second annual Apps4Ottawa contest.

Twenty-two awards in four categories — data analysis and visualization, having fun, on the move, and your city — were announced Tuesday night at City Hall.”  Some of the winners include:

On the Move – BusBuddy

Having fun – Ottawa Recreation Search

Your city – Ottawa Garbage Schedule

Data analysis and visualization – Ottawa’s Heart (location of 380 defibrillators in Ottawa)

READ MORE! 

Get the Apps!

Source: Ottawa Citizen and City of Ottawa

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Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 is a city-wide review of land use, transportation and infrastructure policies that make up the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and the Pedestrian Plan, with an eye towards making Ottawa a more vibrant, health and sustainable city.

Since launching the campaign in January, more than 8,000 citizens have participated in the online questionnaire. A report of the results is available on the City of Ottawa website, along with Official Plan Status update and more information about the proposed rural policies.

Read more here.

Source: City of Ottawa online newsletter, May 1, 2103

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The Going Green Conference will focus on issues related to energy efficiency, green cities, and green energy in the EU and Canada, and will feature as Keynote Speaker Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World.

Please note that pre-registration required and registrations will only be accepted until 7 March 2013 and will be held on March 20, 2013 in Montreal. Please note that registration to the event is mandatory. To secure your participation at the event, please click here or follow this link.

http://www.cvent.com/events/going-green-conference/event-summary-d57935caa4b0428d8b1cb0928685b3fe.aspx

Source: Going Green Conference Secretariat

 

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The city state: How urban design affects our health

“As a behavioural psychologist, James Sallis started out trying to understand how to motivate people to become more physically active. But, like many of his colleagues, he soon found that whatever worked only worked a little, on a few people, for a short time. Soon, Dr. Sallis came to see the modern urban environment as a big part of the problem. Place matters, he decided, and he set about investigating the design of public spaces and their influence on physical activity and the obesity epidemic.”

Read on

Source: Globe and Mail

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Professor Fran Klodawsky of DGES is one of the editors of a ‘new book’ published by Earthscan/Rouledge/Taylor & Francis this month. It is entitled, “Building inclusive cities” and deals with cutting edge practice and theory around a right approach to women’s safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. This book takes a cross cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates research into theoretical conceptualizations intended to inform.

Coming soon to your library!

Source: http://www.routledge.com/sustainability

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