Welcome to My Site / Blog
Welcome to my site and blog about social infrastructure. By this term, I mean the relationship between hard public infrastructure and social behaviour and outcomes. I plan to approach this topic through a variety of interpretive methodologies, from the aesthetic, to the theoretical. Mostly this will include my own writing, curated content as well as my art (painting and photography) focused on infrastructure juxtaposed with cities and nature. I believe that the importance of infrastructure as a social policy tool is often overlooked by the public and policymakers in Canada and the United States, and I am hoping to start a discussion on this topic that will lead to a new awareness of the importance of infrastructure in our fragmenting society and economy. I intend to present frameworks on measuring the social benefit of different kinds of infrastructure, from transportation (transit, cycling, and walking), to public spaces (parks, squares, and public buildings), as well as investments in technology, sustainability and design. I look forward to engaging in this discussion with my peers, and organizations who believe that adding the social lens to infrastructure can help them make a case for projects to deliver on their vision and mission.
Video of the Week
Heard about this new school in Regina on the CBC. Great example of how well-designed infrastructure can enhance social priorities such as education. Check out this article too.