End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

End of the car age: how cities are outgrowing the automobile

Gilles Vesco calls it the “new mobility”. It’s a vision of cities in which residents no longer rely on their cars but on public transport, shared cars and bikes and, above all, on real-time data on their smartphones. He anticipates a revolution which will transform not just transport but the cities themselves. “The goal is to rebalance the public space and create a city for people,” he says. “There will be less pollution, less noise, less stress; it will be a more walkable city.”

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A Strange, Little Library Unlike Any You’ve Seen Before

A Strange, Little Library Unlike Any You've Seen Before

If Borges’s Library of Babel is a massive, amorphous store of written documents, Jonny Love’s Unconcious Library is the opposite. Although it houses over 100,000 books, ladders, and scrolls, it contains virtually no concrete information. …

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Tiny ‘Thin Home’ In Vancouver Sells For $1.35 Million

Tiny 'Thin Home' In Vancouver Sells For $1.35 Million

Believed to be the last of its kind, a rare "thin home" has sold in Vancouver for $1.35 million. Built in the late '80s and tucked away in the city's upscale Point Grey neighbourhood, the split-level home is a mere 3.6 metres (12 feet) wide. The floor space is only 945 sq.-ft., but manages to cram in a full kitchen, master bedroom, living room, garage, den and 1.5 bathrooms, according to its listing.

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New bank fees target kids’ accounts and allow ‘double-dipping,’ say customers

New bank fees target kids' accounts and allow 'double-dipping,' say customers

Banking fees are going up at all of Canada's five big banks, but some customers of RBC in particular are outraged about the changes. They're accusing Canada's biggest bank of targeting children and those who can least afford it.​

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