Paste In Place

December 10, 2018 in Design

Has a way-finding map on the corner of a busy street ever helped you figure out how to get to your destination? Perhaps a simple line graph has taught you about a complex, long-term trend. Or maybe an annual report caught your eye because of its appealing and colourful design.

At Intelligent Futures, we really appreciate strong graphic design. Good maps can help you find your way, clear graphs can help you comprehend complex data, and appealing reports can help you digest important information.

This week, we wanted to talk to someone who shares this appreciation and works at the intersection of graphic design and urban planning.

Ryan Sullivan is the Founder of Paste in Place, a design studio based in Portland, Oregon. Their design work includes data visualizations, maps and graphic design projects that describe and analyze cities.

The work from Paste in Place is always bright, clean and playful. It’s usually cartographic, and sometimes minimal. Ryan and his team effectively communicate plans, strategies, and urban change to readers in an appealing and accessible way.

Resources

Restorative Spaces in the City

November 12, 2018 in Health

Jenny Roe is an environmental psychologist. She studies how we interact with our world, and how the world impacts our health, wellbeing and behaviours. In this episode, John and Jenny bounce through a number of concepts, including how digital technology, car-oriented planning, green spaces and fascinating buildings are related to our health and well-being.

Resources

  • Learn more about Jenny’s work
  • Listen to a past episode with Mike Lydon to learn more about tactical urbanism

Cycling Through Snow

October 29, 2018 in Transportation

To get us all ready for winter, we talked to Calgary’s own winter biking aficionado. Tom Babin is an author, writer and blogger with a focus on winter cycling. He is the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling

Learn more about the ways that bicycles can make our lives better, at Tom’s blog shifter.info. The blog discusses all sorts of topics, from how to make short bike rides easier, tips for keeping your feet warm while riding a bike, and how to make a left turn while cycling.