Informative, accessible and beautifully designed, Curb Magazine is one of Canada’s premier publications on the issues shaping cities, regions and rural areas today. Curb promotes knowledge-sharing across the country by publishing articles on innovative projects and research, best practices in planning and policy making, and community experience. Thoughtful, engaging articles explore a wide range of topics including urban design, housing, transportation, sustainability, civic engagement, and municipal and regional governance. Curb is produced by the City-Region Studies Centre through the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta.
In this issue of Curb Magazine, we explore recent trends in placemaking that involve discrete participatory interventions, coupled with long-term planning solutions, that provoke us to think about how we experience our urban environments and how we can build safe and sustainable communities. Our contributors unpack these trends, bringing our attention to a series of urban experiments, interactions, and engagements that encourage thought and action in relation to the social vibrancy of urban places, social equity, and the environment.