Ecology and Design #7

I was not able to attend the lecture by Marc Treib last week since I had to work, although from reading other blogs it was a little disappointing. That is unfortunate, but anyways I will discuss this weeks article instead. It was “Culture and the Re-calibration of First Ring Suburbia” by William Conway and Marcy Schultze. This text was slightly confusing to me, since it seemed to jump right in and cut right out without any introduction or conclusions to what they were taking about. It almost seemed like an excerpt from an essay, not the entire one but I am not sure. Anyways I like the idea of a website where homeowners of an area could be involved in issues surrounding them. In Winnipeg at least most people live in an area, but are disconnected from it. For example I know my close surrounding neighbours, but have no idea who people down the street are. Also new construction will occur in an area that affects the homeowners, but they have no say and are informed at the last minute. This idea of a website to voice opinions within an area would be helpful and would be nice to see it in effect.


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