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Alex Taranu @alex_taranu Toronto, Canada

urbanist, urban designer, architect and advocate for sustainable, liveable, authentic Canadian Urbanism; founder and director @CanUrbanism

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Joined Twitter 1/11/13


@FreedmanToronto Great education tool though needs to be complemented by data intelligence as in ESRI City Engine f… https://t.co/qH15AZPKt9 @CanUrbanism @SonnyTomic @TysonMcShane Congratulations also to @gabecharles_ our colleague from UDWG days and stron… https://t.co/LBGWeTFsIH @BramRecorder @brampton2040 VR was shown to the public 3 years ago. There were videos and an original model, dunno… https://t.co/R1MiGzC03l
11/12
2019
Incredible how creative people could be to accommodate a gas station in very dense cities... OTOH Tokyo has its pro… https://t.co/1EGrmI5mtU
11/11
2019
And Kisho Kurokawa's famous Nagin Capsule tower is waiting its faith.... https://t.co/4bUPjp12xxMeanwhile the careful messiness of Tsukiji market with wonderful Japanese delights reminds me of Kensington market https://t.co/fTb9gN08DKTokyo is surprising with woderful parks, gardens and efforts to add greenery wherever possible - not the image I ha… https://t.co/WGzYR7fLdLCongratulations to all these brave souls, well deserved! https://t.co/lv3kQgCTg4 @gabecharles_ Hiding there in plain sight since the '20s...One of the most important issues in urbanism now and for the years to come... the place wher the battle for resilie… https://t.co/5DCFRwh8I4
11/10
2019
Jason Cassis talks very persuasively about the importance of food scene and heritage reuse in city building and urb… https://t.co/MThUNjxw6o⁦@mcCallumSather⁩ Drew Hauser speaks eloquently about beautiful adaptive reuse projects in Hamilton ⁦@CanUrbanism⁩… https://t.co/b6rn4fTe5uGreat panel on adaptive reuse in a wonderful demonstration, the amazing Westinghouse HQ building ⁦@CanUrbanism⁩ Sum… https://t.co/Bmsz667Z3sWorld famous signature ⁦@CanUrbanism⁩ Coast to Coast Pecha Kucha presentation is ready to start showcasing great pr… https://t.co/yPFKtWNfETLearning about Hamilton’s growth context from an all women planners panel ⁦@CanUrbanism⁩ Summit https://t.co/Q3pvGnd7SpThat’s why we need to mobilize @Waterfront4All @KGreenbergTO @cnarch @NoJetsTO https://t.co/ielDvkBoshI read this as "Premier Ford should finish off Ontario". https://t.co/O4wpGV0U9E
Retweeted by Alex TaranuHappy to be at @CanUrbanism⁩ 11th Summit ten years after our first Summit in TO. Great venue, great city w amazing… https://t.co/8oTSUQHPLv
11/7
2019
Simple solution, very old idea: add COLOUR! @SonnyTomic @EricTurcotteUSI @joycedrohan1 @FreedmanToronto https://t.co/QUqSBi6DJbThe world needs fearless defenders of the planet, who will stand up for it no matter what. Here are two of Ontari… https://t.co/hfdPCrOXJE
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11/3
2019
@g_meslin Density, density.... @robert_ruggiero Very cool, duno who's the architect but looks wonderful, too bad I don't happen to have $2.4M spar… https://t.co/JNBnlezcut @mattdance @KalenAnderson @CanUrbanism W some of the coolest designed packages!Years ago, Hamilton City Council brought all these functions together into 1 department ... the “Planning & Economi… https://t.co/aPobvsEvl8
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11/2
2019
Great demonstration of @CanUrbanism #urbanizingsuburbia through infrastructure retrofit https://t.co/WYzKNBpXHY
11/1
2019
Congratulations to @CanUrbanism @FreedmanToronto! Great contributions to urban design excellence, communities, the… https://t.co/wt0zw69JsS @JasonThorne_RPP @DTAHtoronto @RAIC_IRAC Congratulations Megan well deserved for all your contributions to the profession!
10/30
2019
Auto manufacturers take the profits from SUV sales and saddle society with the external environmental, public healt… https://t.co/8zEJn5inLW
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10/28
2019
Let’s do this! https://t.co/zX0xqHx7kJ
Retweeted by Alex TaranuWe have seen Deluce meet with the Ontario Minister of Tourism about Ontario Place. Please sign this letter! #topolihttps://t.co/tcaKlIfu8N
Retweeted by Alex TaranuLast chance! https://t.co/qLGOMtOCAf
10/27
2019
@shawnmicallef The day my confidence in fellow Torontonians was irreversibly shattered... @Fleischmarket Congratulations! Good choice.. if fame and fortune are not your thing (but city and community building are) :-)
10/26
2019
@lloydalter The whole country, not just your 'hood! Self cleaning grilles for roadkill?
10/25
2019
@mcmansionhell That could be considered cruel and unusual punishment...Waiting for this for long time time to move on w cyclinghighwayTO! https://t.co/bVOBILN2t8On behalf of CanU, we want to acknowledge and thank Gradient Wind Engineering on their Bronze Level Sponsorship for… https://t.co/xo1ezG33gG
Retweeted by Alex TaranuNo castles around here but occasional great public service buildings showing that infrastructure can be functional… https://t.co/cgw2zyT6XL
10/23
2019
Who doesn’t love Fall in Ontario? https://t.co/CE8mu3Q5n8WATCH & SMILE & SHARE: Modellers explain why expanding roads is of no long term benefit. https://t.co/WqunueE5x8
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10/20
2019
Lots of excitement! https://t.co/cwlw0RPc46The first time I saw this image I felt like I’d found a map to a glorious secret realm. https://t.co/13TPIXHmDP
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10/19
2019
Too bad UofT abandoned the beautiful McLaughlin planetarium long time ago https://t.co/oFL3x9ZZ9N
10/17
2019
@UrbanMJS ‘Cause they are Parisian drivers! @gordperks If they start over every 5 years they’re not going anywhere like the high speed trains @ToSoArch Looks more like a crane than a turkeyInside Copenhagen’s race to be the first carbon-neutral city https://t.co/1aYrD9b6QM
Retweeted by Alex TaranuA different kind of "high line", the "Hoover-Mason Trestle" at the amazing @SteelStacks in Betlehem, PA - it was wo… https://t.co/M82EKG6CFr
10/15
2019
This looks safe. https://t.co/cOtuxvNYg5
Retweeted by Alex Taranu22 organizations representing 300,000 health professionals across Canada, including medical officers responsible fo… https://t.co/xf60qHrtqb
Retweeted by Alex TaranuYou can paint it gold or skycolour but best is take it down! https://t.co/kqrW7Uxlvg
10/12
2019
Great evening in @ottawacity celebrating #urbandesign excellence - great variety of projects demonstrating City's p… https://t.co/9f4jHIYf1i
10/10
2019
@colvilleandersn who's in the middle - the user?Hats off to Netherland’s PM. But I’m tired of reading about cycling culture in other places. It’s time for a cyclin… https://t.co/JXcraOArCb
Retweeted by Alex TaranuOne of my favourite things travelling by train is zooming by the busy highways I hope more people would to this aft… https://t.co/LzL2YIBBaPGreat progress ⁦@unionstationTO⁩ last couple of months finally a major gateway to the city starts to look like a pl… https://t.co/zyZcHKoMGG
10/9
2019
@KalenAnderson Sunday all the time... @SonnyTomic @TownofCreston Isn’t great to see ideas you’ve stated years ago take root?
10/8
2019
Happy International Architecture Day to all architects and those interested in architecture: https://t.co/w439rw8ho0
10/7
2019
tip for those still hesitant to register - Fall is the best waterfall season and Hamilton is on the Escarpment and… https://t.co/LWkEsWBv4e @g_meslin first stairs were not just exits second craftsmanship was integral part of arhitecture... Now I understan… https://t.co/DH2tEyCFmP @SheilaBoudreau you mean soft/mellow brutalism?
10/6
2019
Great opportunity for all those interested in #urbanizingsuburbia topic at @CanUrbanism CanU11 Summit in Hamilton:… https://t.co/0Pc6bJIfSS
10/4
2019
Every time I see images like this, my fear grows that the key to the success of driver-less cars, is going to be pe… https://t.co/WHRu8ehlJ6
Retweeted by Alex TaranuWhat a surprise last night to see the lovely and quirky terracotta house in West Bend replaced by a new house of a… https://t.co/n2SIYcYUiN @sheenasharp @JasonThorne_RPP Immediate short term costs vs resilience and long term life cycle are different We al… https://t.co/3P4xq8VLER
10/3
2019
@sheenasharp @JasonThorne_RPP They only fail every 2 3 years at freezing rains and storms, severely impact tree can… https://t.co/x9JVufDhmD @SonnyTomic Oh, I remember, it was a very warm dat and the ferns were lush and beautiful (to paraphrase my beloved Italo Calvino.... :-)Fact check: Including roads in the Neighbourhood designated areas in the Toronto Official Plan (coloured yellow on… https://t.co/7AEICkJmhH
Retweeted by Alex TaranuTesters needed! https://t.co/4NAVHD8vr0 @MarkSterling111 GARDINER first... @JasonThorne_RPP Like the solution around the hydro poles... shows also many challenges in streetscaping in particu… https://t.co/6AAIvS7Ufu @GreggLintern @EurodaleHomes It could have been done 20 years ago or so when discussions started...In 2013 this was a paved turning lane & traffic Island. By 2015, we transformed it into a bioretention parkette… https://t.co/M8dsoogYNv
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10/2
2019
Beautiful! There are a few in @junctionTO @WTJHS but this should be the norm not the exception https://t.co/r6w0hOP5Sm
9/28
2019
It’s no secret the City of Hamilton has an incredibly vibrant cultural scene, packed with an array of visual arts,… https://t.co/vxubV0vZA0
Retweeted by Alex TaranuBeautiful industrial heritage from times when good design architecture and engineering were not disjointed... BTW y… https://t.co/llSuRI52AVFor more insights come to @CanUrbanism CanU11 Summit! https://t.co/5v70iqHnIj @Sean_Hertel @Amtrak Wow did you really go by train?#WaterIsLife https://t.co/Ds82oVkvs7
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @NoJetsTO Thx didn’t know that there are so many rich condo owners against the poor people using the jets @Sean_Hertel Sensitive and stylish facade
9/27
2019
@RyanMcGreal they just run out of paint...Public? users? citizens? taxpayers? https://t.co/DH6Gg9Nxxcgood reminder - thx @DruhFarrell ! https://t.co/I8aL2KXlcqdefinitely @BramGrowGreen @TRCA_Flood @CVC_CA https://t.co/5zAAxYG921To celebrate National Tree Day, Brampton city staff planted 100 trees at Centennial Park! Looking for upcoming tre… https://t.co/fYcxuqJC0w
Retweeted by Alex TaranuThe world is changing fast; nobody is talking much about fully autonomous cars these days, and a lot of people are… https://t.co/OY65kppKR6
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9/25
2019
of course - elementary my dear Watson, elementary... ;<)))= https://t.co/0TYh6Waqyu @gordperks I think his father was an architect...
9/24
2019
Method of defining suburbs based on ways of living is described in more detail here: https://t.co/NokPnE4C8Ghttps://t.co/COdRh8uOAZ
Retweeted by Alex TaranuOur #ldnont manager of city building and design, @brittohagan will be presenting with @TysonMcShane from Saskatoon… https://t.co/nw07yKgETJ
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @ArchitectsDCA @RAIC_IRAC @ACECCanada Unfortunately you’re right...
9/23
2019
@ArchitectsDCA @RAIC_IRAC @ACECCanada Not even architects... :<((((= @gabecharles_ Lasted well proof of true sustainabilityFinally managed to see the wonderful waterfront trail work by ⁦@WaterfrontTO⁩ in Etobicoke https://t.co/BvTUKxqcz9
9/22
2019
#ClimateEmergency can NOT be blah blah as most important policies in recent years in Toronto: vision zero (became… https://t.co/VkIIg07Qgb
Retweeted by Alex Taranu @TOAdamVaughan @gordperks sure he's coming back??? @JoshMatlow Not "fake news"??? Very Canadian... perhaps emulating "I'M a Berliner" quote?thx for signing for @CanUrbanism @EricTurcotteUSI - I hope many (why not all) Canadian architectural firms will sig… https://t.co/qI50Fqxjzo
9/21
2019

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